For those who have retaken the LSAT...

My retake was..

Better than my previous test.
30
83%
Worse than my previous test.
3
8%
The same as my previous test.
3
8%
 
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balzern
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For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby balzern » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:10 am

What was your experience like?
Did you do better than the previous sitting(s)?
Score compared to avg. PT range?

Thanks

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby nillumin » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:19 am

2 for "worse than previous". That's a little disconcerning for us...haha

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balzern
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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby balzern » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:21 am

haha yeah well one is mine, I accidently clicked it bawawahahah :oops: my b.

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby raskolnikov32 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:25 am

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby nillumin » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:25 am

Oh okay. Yea, I was pretty disappointed with my first score...not terrible, but not where I need to be for scholarship money...but I crammed into 2 months of studying while working full-time and only did a few practice tests, so I'm hoping to do about 15 practice tests from 40-59 this time, I would think that would help me improve....worse would not be ideal or good for my self-esteem haha....

My guess would be most people improve.

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby Grizz » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:26 am

Better by 1 point. So worth it.

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby ze2151 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:26 am

A big +12.

The first time, I went in on the strength of my natural abilities (huge error).

The second time, I studied.

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby nillumin » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:28 am

raskolnikov32 wrote:More studying plus increased familiarity with actual test day conditions = 11 pt increase. I know everyone's different but I get a little extra adrenaline I use to battle fatigue (as opposed to becoming anxious) on test day and ended up tying my best PT score. Good luck!


Thanks for your input. I definitley will be stringently timing myself on practice tests this time around....I was not ready for the time constraints in June as I was really relaxed during my study regarding that...did most of the practice tests i took sporadically throughout the workday at my desk when I had downtime. big mistake.
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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby jackalope11 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:28 am

+7... Good thing too, because I was out of PT's to take by the end of it. :D

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby balzern » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:31 am

Wow these are nice responses haha yeah I took a lot of PTs but I think my weakness was not understanding the core principles of each section enough. I read the Bibles but I don't think I REALLY understood it. I am taking the Blueprint Movie course this time and hoping for about a 10 point increase. :roll:

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby queenlizzie13 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:36 am

+9. Blueprint > Testmasters.

At least for me, Blueprint was better.

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby stintez » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:36 am

balzern wrote:Wow these are nice responses haha yeah I took a lot of PTs but I think my weakness was not understanding the core principles of each section enough. I read the Bibles but I don't think I REALLY understood it. I am taking the Blueprint Movie course this time and hoping for about a 10 point increase. :roll:



how much is the blueprint movie course?

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby jackalope11 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:39 am

balzern wrote:Wow these are nice responses haha yeah I took a lot of PTs but I think my weakness was not understanding the core principles of each section enough. I read the Bibles but I don't think I REALLY understood it. I am taking the Blueprint Movie course this time and hoping for about a 10 point increase. :roll:



If it's any consolation... I took a full on Kaplan Extreme course, did both the LG and LR Bibles, and still felt like I had no idea what was going on in LG sections. Ended up being my best section on test day. I was like Rainman with the toothpicks... :mrgreen:

I had the right answer, but I was never sure I knew why!

Just to let you know that you can still do well on a section or discipline, even without being completely comfortable with it.

HTH.

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby balzern » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:39 am

Blueprint is about 800 bones.

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby Audio Technica Guy » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:42 am

I went from 173 to 180. However, I took it the second time after having taught a course for a few years. The first time I prepped with the LG bible and LR bible and took a ton of practice tests. (basically what I did for the first time I took it sounded, more or less, like pityhpike's method).

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby stintez » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:43 am

balzern wrote:Blueprint is about 800 bones.


ahh fuck it ive already dropped 2500 for a private tutor. Ill just use him once or twice during my retake studying. He told me to study 6-8 weeks max for my retake. So I am not going to start until the first week in aug.

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby balzern » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:45 am

Yeah the Blueprint Course is 42 hours of video and then about 84 hours homework/study I am starting soon and hoping to be done by end of August/early Sept.

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby Perch » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:46 am

+4 but looking for more, thinking about taking blueprint for my third and final attempt in october.

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby pinkzeppelin » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:47 am

7 point over my first test. I should have scored it the first time. I would say the single biggest reason for underperforming is unfamiliarity and nerves. As much as you try to emulate test day when you practice, it never quite cuts it. The first test I walked out frazzled, hopeful that I did well but I honestly had no idea. But the second time I took the test, I was definitely prepared. I walked out of the test knowing exactly how many I missed and guessed my score correctly. It's all about composure, and the second time you will do better.

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby prerna » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:56 am

mine went up one point from a 169 to 170...i def thought it was more stressful the second time bc i really didn't want it to go down lol

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby lawduder » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:04 am

+10

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby balzern » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:45 am

one bump and then I will let her die.

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby kaydish21 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:49 am

pinkzeppelin wrote:7 point over my first test. I should have scored it the first time. I would say the single biggest reason for underperforming is unfamiliarity and nerves. As much as you try to emulate test day when you practice, it never quite cuts it. The first test I walked out frazzled, hopeful that I did well but I honestly had no idea. But the second time I took the test, I was definitely prepared. I walked out of the test knowing exactly how many I missed and guessed my score correctly. It's all about composure, and the second time you will do better.


Same thing for me pretty much. Went +9, and just completely misread a rule on an easy puzzle the first time and ran out of time on the hard puzzle after trying to rework it.

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby 5ky » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:47 pm

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Re: For those who have retaken the LSAT...

Postby WestOfTheRest » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:53 pm

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