Have 4 hours left to cancel Feb. test scores - am I insane?

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Have 4 hours left to cancel Feb. test scores - am I insane?

Postby can'tbelievei'mhere » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:07 pm

I am sitting at work, where there is a working fax machine, still debating at 7pm on a Friday night whether or not to cancel my LSAT score from last week. Yes, this is my lowest moment. Did anyone else have a tortured time making this choice? I've seen all of the conventional advice and I've thought long and hard, and I still have no idea what's right. Is the fact that I'm sitting here a sign I know I need to cancel, or just a sign that I'm neurotic and indecisive? Hm.

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Re: Have 4 hours left to cancel Feb. test scores - am I insane?

Postby rx3r » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:12 pm

Chill out and step away from that fax machine! While I was waiting to get my score, I had myself convinced I'd completely bombed the LSAT because of the infamous dino game and I'd get a 150.

I got a 174.

Don't cancel unless you are SURE you really f'ed something up. And you can always retake. It's not that big a deal, really. Look around, there are several people with multiple LSATs getting accepted to the T14.

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Re: Have 4 hours left to cancel Feb. test scores - am I insane?

Postby gochrisgo » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:13 pm

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Re: Have 4 hours left to cancel Feb. test scores - am I insane?

Postby ConMan345 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:14 pm

gochrisgo wrote:It's a sign that you're thinking too much about it.

I do this (and I chose my college this way).

Flip a coin:
- heads, you cancel your score.
- tails, you keep it.

If, after flipping your coin, you feel like you HATE the result, then go with the opposite. If you have no negative reaction to the coin toss, do what it says. You got to force you mind to make a decision - having a coin toss will put you into the mode where you make an instantaneous decision (and give you a perspective on your gut reaction, rather than dwelling on your thoughts that you've already rethought endlessly).

Viel Glück!


Wow, this is actually really great advice for a lot of things....

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Re: Have 4 hours left to cancel Feb. test scores - am I insane?

Postby can'tbelievei'mhere » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:19 pm

Thank you all!! I feel so silly, but reading just about anything comforting is great, even if in my case it turns out I'm being irrational and should cancel. I already took the test once, and definitely should have canceled (though the score was okay it was not okay enough!) so I feel like I lost my mulligan. That's what's making this time around so hard. But! Did the coin trick, and also just got a call from a friend wondering why the hell I hadn't left work and come to the bar yet so... not canceling. Take that LSATs!

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Re: Have 4 hours left to cancel Feb. test scores - am I insane?

Postby gochrisgo » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:20 pm

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Re: Have 4 hours left to cancel Feb. test scores - am I insane?

Postby rx3r » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:24 pm

gochrisgo wrote:You definitely made the right decision.


+1. Drink and be merry.

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Re: Have 4 hours left to cancel Feb. test scores - am I insane?

Postby somewhatwayward » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:11 pm

i was indecisive on friday as well but ended up not cancelling (partially bc i was too lazy to walk to fedex to fax the thing but also bc i'm already in at a lot of good schools, so a bad score isn't the end of the world.....but mostly the laziness). i know for sure i got -4 on LG (did not fill in the bubbles).....don't know if that counts as a definite fuckup...




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