Would you cancel?

Should I cancel and retake?

Cancel
7
25%
Don't cancel
21
75%
 
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RonandRand2012
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Would you cancel?

Postby RonandRand2012 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:30 am

PT Average: 172.5

Previous LSATs: None

What you think you'll get on this LSAT: 165-170 -- PT average is usually due to -0 LG

But in June in: Got destroyed by the fourth game in LG (guessed on three), then let it hurt my confidence on the second LR section. My brain was off after the break, I barely remember the fourth and fifth sections.

GPA: 3.99

Aiming for: T10
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Ragged
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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby Ragged » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:32 am

You were lucky to only guess on three on the last game. I think you have a real chance of 170+ even if you missed more questions on the last two sections. Don't cancel.

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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby Cupidity » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:36 am

Nearly all schools only care about highest score, no reason to cancle. Bag your 165+ and retake if necessary.

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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby vespertiliovir » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:41 am

unless you're absolutely dead-set on HYS, don't cancel.
even if you end up with a mediocre score (by your own standards), you can always re-test if you feel it necessary. your high gpa will save you a few places, i wouldn't be surprised to see berkeley bite even if you score on the low end of your projection.

RonandRand2012
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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby RonandRand2012 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:43 am

Ragged wrote:You were lucky to only guess on three on the last game. I think you have a real chance of 170+ even if you missed more questions on the last two sections. Don't cancel.


By guess I mean select B randomly because I didn't have time.

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Ragged
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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby Ragged » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:05 am

RonandRand2012 wrote:
Ragged wrote:You were lucky to only guess on three on the last game. I think you have a real chance of 170+ even if you missed more questions on the last two sections. Don't cancel.


By guess I mean select B randomly because I didn't have time.


I know. So don't cancel.

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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby d34d9823 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:15 am

I'd cancel honestly. The question is really "could I do worse than this in October?" If the answer is no, don't waste that GPA, because even a 174 could get you HYS and those schools really do care about multiple scores.

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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby Ragged » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:18 am

d34dluk3 wrote:I'd cancel honestly. The question is really "could I do worse than this in October?" If the answer is no, don't waste that GPA, because even a 174 could get you HYS and those schools really do care about multiple scores.


But he only guessed on 3. Thats nothing. There is no garantee that there won't be a tough game on October. Then he might have to guess on more.

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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby RonandRand2012 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:45 am

Ragged wrote:
d34dluk3 wrote:I'd cancel honestly. The question is really "could I do worse than this in October?" If the answer is no, don't waste that GPA, because even a 174 could get you HYS and those schools really do care about multiple scores.


But he only guessed on 3. Thats nothing. There is no garantee that there won't be a tough game on October. Then he might have to guess on more.


I know I only guessed on three, but the fact that it threw me off for sections four and five is what gives me pause.

Columbia doesn't average?

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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby Ragged » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:50 am

RonandRand2012 wrote:
Ragged wrote:
d34dluk3 wrote:I'd cancel honestly. The question is really "could I do worse than this in October?" If the answer is no, don't waste that GPA, because even a 174 could get you HYS and those schools really do care about multiple scores.


But he only guessed on 3. Thats nothing. There is no garantee that there won't be a tough game on October. Then he might have to guess on more.


I know I only guessed on three, but the fact that it threw me off for sections four and five is what gives me pause.

Columbia doesn't average?



Hmm.. do you think you did badly on 4-5? Were their instances when you didn't know the answer and had to semi-guess? How many?

I'm in the same situation as you. I had to guess on 7 on games and was shellshoked for a while but I feel like I recouped pretty well. At least well enough to still have hope of 170+.

You are the only who can make this judgement, but I wouldn't cancel if all you realisticly need for T10 is a 170 with such a kickass GPA.

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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby Stringer6 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:54 pm

i had 1 PT at 170 (with -7 in LG) and one at 172, both within a week of the test. i had a bunch of other scores around 167.

i guessed (randomly) on 7 LG questions and think i did well on the other three sections. i remember feeling good about my 4th and 5th sections. i don't really remember my first LR, but i know i wasn't feeling bad after it...i think i know i missed one question, though, the one about money and choosing a job. other than that, i don't remember anything crazy.

i'm not gonna cancel.

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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby TOMaHULK » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:00 pm

It you were knocking out scores in the 170's, and consistently, you probably did much better than you think.

You don't score in the 170's on a constant basis and not know your stuff. I don't care how stressed you may have been on guessing a mere 3 questions, you most likely did much better on the other 2 sections after the games, than you think. If you know the material (which you do) you're not going to bomb 2 sections that you generally ace.

DON'T CANCEL. :mrgreen:

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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby rx3r » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:08 pm

I took that Dino LSAT in '09. I had LG for the FIRST section of my test. Needless to say, I royally f-ed that game up. I was thinking about it for the next two sections.

After thinking about it long and hard, I didn't cancel.

I got a 174. -4 on Dinos. I got more questions wrong on that stupid game than the rest of the test. I remember blindly guessing on three of those.

The moral of the story: I think you might surprise yourself.

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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby harvardgurl4eva » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:13 pm

Cancel. You don't deserve HYS.

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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby KingJames6 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:16 pm

harvardgurl4eva wrote:Cancel. You don't deserve HYS.


douchebag

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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby TheLuckyOne » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:01 am

I'd say depends on your goals, but if I were you, I would definitely be shooting for HYS. In my opinion, if your 172 was due to constantly perfect LG sections, and you actually had to guess on a few, I'd say your score is very likely to be a few points lower than your average. I personally wouldn't risk it. In fact, I was in your shoes awhile back when I had to guess on 4 Qs...

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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby Angelica Pickles » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:19 am

harvardgurl4eva wrote:Cancel. You don't deserve HYS.


:roll:

If you're dead set on HYS then cancel. If not, I think you'll be fine getting into any of the other top 10 with that GPA. You still have a decent shot at coming out with a 170+ on your June test.

RonandRand2012
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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby RonandRand2012 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:26 pm

If I got a 166 on the June test, and Harvard's median is a 174 (not sure if that's true), would I need a 182 for my average to be at their median?

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Re: Would you cancel?

Postby Ragged » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:31 pm

RonandRand2012 wrote:If I got a 166 on the June test, and Harvard's median is a 174 (not sure if that's true), would I need a 182 for my average to be at their median?


Techniclly yes. But people with 166-175 have been known to make it. They might look at both scores but they only have to report the highest.




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