Already have 1 cancellation. Should I cancel or not?

coffeetable
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Already have 1 cancellation. Should I cancel or not?

Postby coffeetable » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:01 pm

Hi I already have one cancellation on my record from June 2010.

I hardly miss any question on LG, but for some reason I panicked in my last section and couldn't finish my LG. (NEVER happened in any prep) I had to guess 5 questions - not even educated guesses, but just random guesses.

I can't really predict how I did but I could have done as bad as 160 or as well as 170, I think. I am aiming for 173 + so I am definitely re-taking it next year. On the other hand, I am dying to know how I did...so part of me doesnt want me to cancel this score.

So given that I am applying to T10 (some of the schools average my score, some take the highest) and given that I can do 173 + next year (I think I can)

is it better to have
cancel-cancel-173+
or
cancel-165-173+?

I am mainly worried if adcom would think I am an idiot if I have two cancellations on my record.

coffeetable
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Re: Already have 1 cancellation. Should I cancel or not?

Postby coffeetable » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:08 pm

anyone? any advice? please?

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Re: Already have 1 cancellation. Should I cancel or not?

Postby 3|ink » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:09 pm

I hear that cancellations are bad for your record. I think you're better off sticking with it even if you get a 160 and just retake.

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Re: Already have 1 cancellation. Should I cancel or not?

Postby tazmolover » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:11 pm

I'd take the score. Some of the highest t14 averages so it would fuck you up there but having 2 cancellations fucks you up at higher t14 schools as well.

Summary: You probably won't get into higher t14 schools unless you score a 175+ on your next attempt.

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Re: Already have 1 cancellation. Should I cancel or not?

Postby AP-375 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:21 pm

tazmolover wrote:Summary: You probably won't get into higher t14 schools unless you score a 175+ on your next attempt.


Man, I love definitive statements about other people here on TLS. Worthless.
If you are scoring that well in PT, I'm sure you'll do fine on the next one.
As someone who has cancelled twice, I wouldn't recommend it. It really increases the pressure of that last test, which thank goodness won't be cancelled.

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Re: Already have 1 cancellation. Should I cancel or not?

Postby coffeetable » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:29 pm

AP-375 wrote:
tazmolover wrote:Summary: You probably won't get into higher t14 schools unless you score a 175+ on your next attempt.


Man, I love definitive statements about other people here on TLS. Worthless.
If you are scoring that well in PT, I'm sure you'll do fine on the next one.
As someone who has cancelled twice, I wouldn't recommend it. It really increases the pressure of that last test, which thank goodness won't be cancelled.



Yea you are right... i would be really stressed out on my next test if I have two cancellations. have u taken your 3rd one yet?

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Re: Already have 1 cancellation. Should I cancel or not?

Postby AP-375 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:02 pm

Just finished it. Felt pretty good. Not having the option to cancel was a nice way to limit my options to "not cancel." I imagine that double cancel sucks on an app, but good numbers and softs ought to do the trick.

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Re: Already have 1 cancellation. Should I cancel or not?

Postby tazmolover » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:02 pm

AP-375 wrote:Just finished it. Felt pretty good. Not having the option to cancel was a nice way to limit my options to "not cancel." I imagine that double cancel sucks on an app, but good numbers and softs ought to do the trick.

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Re: Already have 1 cancellation. Should I cancel or not?

Postby TCScrutinizer » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:32 pm

Softs are only relevant to Boalt and Yale.

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Re: Already have 1 cancellation. Should I cancel or not?

Postby tazmolover » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:33 pm

TCScrutinizer wrote:Softs are only relevant to Boalt and Yale.


Harvard also?

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Re: Already have 1 cancellation. Should I cancel or not?

Postby Patriot1208 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:36 pm

tazmolover wrote:
TCScrutinizer wrote:Softs are only relevant to Boalt and Yale.


Harvard also?


no, not really. But he did leave out stanford.

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Re: Already have 1 cancellation. Should I cancel or not?

Postby JurisDoctorate » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:38 pm

I hate to say it but I am loving hearing other people's struggles with LG, making me feel less ashamed.

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Re: Already have 1 cancellation. Should I cancel or not?

Postby LogicGamez » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:39 pm

cancel-cancel-173+
or
cancel-165-173+?

The latter will look better to law schools.




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