Advice on re-take Please

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cardinals03
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Advice on re-take Please

Postby cardinals03 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:46 pm

Just got my score, could have been worse (156). I ended up guessing on quite a few questions when I ran out of time, and lo and behold, that was the majority of my misses. In fact, I missed only 7 of the questions I actually answered. I prepped for about a month before this LSAT (newborn came along and put a stop to most of the prep). I was PT'ing in the 161-165 range. I feel if I can improve my time management and methodology on certain question types I can easily get in the mid 160's. I want to go to Memphis (because of family, I can not move) and have a small town family firm I can eventually take over (the firm does very well). Does it make sense to retake? I think I can get in with my current score and my GPA--3.95, but I would like to definitely get some money. I am thinking of doing the Powerscore virtual course and giving it my full attention. I feel I can do better in a structured course. Does a retake in the hopes of scholarship money seem feasible? I know Memphis is not HYS, but I would appreciate some sound advice. Thanks

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Re: Advice on re-take Please

Postby alicrimson » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:53 pm

I would say do it. Besides time, energy, and a small amount of money in comparison to what could be gained, what do you have to lose? It seems like a win-win to me.

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cardinals03
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Re: Advice on re-take Please

Postby cardinals03 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:18 pm

Any idea what LSAT score would almost "lock down" a full ride to Memphis with a 3.95 GPA?

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Re: Advice on re-take Please

Postby mahalo109 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:39 pm

Not sure about the lock down question...but you should absolutely retake, especially if your biggest problem is time. I think people with time probems are much more likely to see score jumps with the right prep strategy than people who just don't quite get the thinking.

Try to pinpoint the very specific question types that throw you the most and go over and over those until you feel more familiar with them. Sometimes just knowing what to expect can save a minute or two. You should take enough timed preptests that during the test you have a pretty good internal sense of where you're at and when it's time to skip a question and plow forward.

Your GPA is too good not to have more financial options, I think if you could pull up to a 163 you'd be golden.




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