Took test in Oct. and thinking of taking again in Dec. ?

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Took test in Oct. and thinking of taking again in Dec. ?

Postby logicgamesbrah » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:15 pm

I'm wondering what you guys/girls think about this plan? I took the test this past Saturday and am very worried about my score because I know I butchered the LG section. In my PT's I was scoring in the mid 160's and getting -4/5 on LG but for this test I would expect somewhere around -10. On the other sections I feel like I did just as good as on PT's, maybe a little better. My plan is to study over these next three weeks as if I was taking the test in December and when I get my score back I will decide if I should go through with that or not. Unfortunately I do not have a great gpa so I was really counting on a good lsat score for the application. Thoughts on this?

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Re: Took test in Oct. and thinking of taking again in Dec. ?

Postby tazmolover » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:15 pm

Won't hurt. I'm doing this also.

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Re: Took test in Oct. and thinking of taking again in Dec. ?

Postby Attorney » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:58 pm

Yep, sounds like a great plan brah.

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Re: Took test in Oct. and thinking of taking again in Dec. ?

Postby KevinP » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:59 pm

If you know that you screwed up, retake. I screwed up and canceled on the place, so I'm definitely retaking in December (my last shot).

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Re: Took test in Oct. and thinking of taking again in Dec. ?

Postby Attorney » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:04 pm

KevinP wrote:If you know that you screwed up, retake. I screwed up and canceled on the place, so I'm definitely retaking in December (my last shot).

I also screwed up, almost entirely on LG like the OP. But I'm not cancelling... I just don't see why it's ever a good idea if you know you'll get higher on the next one and only your highest score is counted. I feel like it just makes someone look like a perfectionist or something (or maybe I'm overly cautious about coming across as a perfectionist).

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Re: Took test in Oct. and thinking of taking again in Dec. ?

Postby Miracle » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:09 pm

I also screwed up, and am re-taking!

We're in this together ;) :D

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Re: Took test in Oct. and thinking of taking again in Dec. ?

Postby lawschoolisfun2012 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:10 pm

yea, I am in the exact same boat. I had LR LG RC LR LG. The last games was real. I totally messed it up because the first game tripped me up. I usually go -0 to -3 on LG, unless there is a crazy dino game or something like that. I am not sure it is a good idea to cancel though, because you always risk there being a hard games section or a games section you personally mess up. I hate the feeling of it. I really hate the fact that I completely rocked the experimental games section. I probably got -10 on games instead of -3, but I am not sure. I guess we need to hear what other people have done in this situation? I am aiming for a 159-162, I have PTed in that range. I could get a 168 if all the stars aligned, but we all know that doesn't happen. My schools GPA is in the middle or 25% percentile of schools I want to apply to..so getting 75% LSAT is important. We still have time to think about it. I suggest writing your personal statement and taking some time away from studying. I was very well prepared for the test, maybe timing was my only issue.

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Re: Took test in Oct. and thinking of taking again in Dec. ?

Postby ly2010 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:14 pm

Attorney wrote:
KevinP wrote:If you know that you screwed up, retake. I screwed up and canceled on the place, so I'm definitely retaking in December (my last shot).

I also screwed up, almost entirely on LG like the OP. But I'm not cancelling... I just don't see why it's ever a good idea if you know you'll get higher on the next one and only your highest score is counted. I feel like it just makes someone look like a perfectionist or something (or maybe I'm overly cautious about coming across as a perfectionist).



Cancelling is a good idea if you really bombed a section. A lot of schools AVERAGE, unfortunately.

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Re: Took test in Oct. and thinking of taking again in Dec. ?

Postby Attorney » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:17 pm

KevinP wrote:A lot of schools AVERAGE, unfortunately.

:shock:

I'm going to go double-check the schools I'm interested in now! Heh.

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Re: Took test in Oct. and thinking of taking again in Dec. ?

Postby logicgamesbrah » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:17 pm

lawschoolisfun2012 wrote:yea, I am in the exact same boat. I had LR LG RC LR LG. The last games was real. I totally messed it up because the first game tripped me up. I usually go -0 to -3 on LG, unless there is a crazy dino game or something like that. I am not sure it is a good idea to cancel though, because you always risk there being a hard games section or a games section you personally mess up. I hate the feeling of it. I really hate the fact that I completely rocked the experimental games section. I probably got -10 on games instead of -3, but I am not sure. I guess we need to hear what other people have done in this situation? I am aiming for a 159-162, I have PTed in that range. I could get a 168 if all the stars aligned, but we all know that doesn't happen. My schools GPA is in the middle or 25% percentile of schools I want to apply to..so getting 75% LSAT is important. We still have time to think about it. I suggest writing your personal statement and taking some time away from studying. I was very well prepared for the test, maybe timing was my only issue.


I am working on my personal statement this week and preparing as if I am going to apply when I get my score back. And you never know if the stars align maybe I will get the score I'm shooting for but I doubt it. Does applying after the December lsat as compared to October make a big difference in the admission process? I know law schools accept on a rolling admissions basis but basically I'm wondering if I get 5-7 points higher on my next lsat, will that make up the difference for applying a bit later?

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Re: Took test in Oct. and thinking of taking again in Dec. ?

Postby tazmolover » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:19 pm

ly2010 wrote:
Attorney wrote:
KevinP wrote:If you know that you screwed up, retake. I screwed up and canceled on the place, so I'm definitely retaking in December (my last shot).

I also screwed up, almost entirely on LG like the OP. But I'm not cancelling... I just don't see why it's ever a good idea if you know you'll get higher on the next one and only your highest score is counted. I feel like it just makes someone look like a perfectionist or something (or maybe I'm overly cautious about coming across as a perfectionist).



Cancelling is a good idea if you really bombed a section. A lot of schools AVERAGE, unfortunately.


Other than top schools in the t14 I believe most take the higher score.




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