charmin519 wrote:To all the pessimistic people out there who doubt by softs:
At the age of twenty one I convinced a multi million dollar corporation to use me as a "TEST" franchise model. Working 60 hours a week I successfully built a 500k a year business before the age of 23. I then completed my final 66 credit hours in 3 semesters with a 3.23 GPA while maintaining my established business. I sold the business in 2007 before the collapse and pocketed a large chip pile. I now work as a consultant for high rise, industrial, manufacturing, and heavy commercial facilities specializing in building automation which integrates security, fire, lighting, mechanical, etc...... I'm currently ranked 4 of 206 consultants nationally for a 1 billion a year publicly traded company. I"m 27 and I don't have the engineering degree HIGHLY DESIRED for employment in my industry and compete against those with an average of 18 years of experience in the industry.
Did I mention that I was financially cut off at the age of 18 and paid for shelter, food, gas, vehicle, insurance, tuition, books, etc...... 100% on my own without any loans.
My LOR's are from the Vice President of the company that gave me the "Test" drive.
LOR from professor who witnessed first hand me withdrawing from a course with a 98 average because of company requirements to leave the state for three weeks to finish large job.
LOR from national engineering director of IBM who is a current customer
LOR from CEO of billion dollar publicly traded company I currently work for.
These are not particularly amazing softs, in the sense that they won't give you much of an admissions boost. I imagine an admissions person would look at this description and basically think "so he could have had a better GPA but he put a bunch of other stuff before his grades." So I don't think you'll get any major points for this.
In terms of when to take the LSAT you are the best person to answer this question: do you feel like you've hit a wall and can't improve your score on timed PTs? When you go back over the problems why are you getting them wrong? Can working on a specific type of LR or RC question type substantially improve your score? You haven't really given us much to consider in terms of how you feel on the LSAT, probably because you've been too busy sounding like a tool. If you feel like you can hit your target goal by the October deadline then you should of course take the October test.