Oblivion_08 wrote:Honestly, this result is my fault..not Kaplan's. I didn't put enough time into it. There were some problems I was having the last month into the test, and I never really put too much effort into studying. This time around I will be more motivated. The biggest mistake I made was coming on this site before the test and asking people's advice...completely killed my confidence. I'm gonna start studying for the October test in August..and hopefully I get the result I want.
If you have the time, begin your test prep immediately. Try to work through the Powerscore Bibles by August, then begin taking practice tests. It's going to take a significant investment in time and energy to raise your score ~20 points, so you need to drop everything and start prepping now if you plan to score in the 160's. The LSAT becomes easier when you get used to the timing and pacing of working through the questions, and this is accomplished through practice and repetition. Many of the posters on TLS can bullshit for a month and get a score in the 160's, and I'm sure that is motivating some of the negative responses you have received. Unfortunately, your score suggests that you are not in the same boat. If you want to go to a good law school, you will need to raise your score. If you are willing to put in a significant amount of work, raising your score is possible. Look up Pithypike's LSAT prep plan, and start working through the Bibles asap.
Edit: I'm not trying to offend you or suggest that you aren't as smart as other posters, but merely trying to give you a realistic assesment of the work you'll have to do in the next few months. Good luck with the prep.