Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby pugsnotdrugs » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:33 pm

I feel so bad. :(:( Been bawling since I got home.

I just hope the curve was lower or equal to -10 or else I was doing something REALLY WRONG.

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:36 pm

168... again. I was averaging 172 before june, 175 before this bad boy. I felt GREAT leaving the test. I have NO IDEA what happened, I need to see the fucking pdfs (which of course aren't out).

I assume having two 168's is pretty bad compared to one.

Oh well. Time to cut some schools off the top of my list, and add some to the bottom.

Serves me right for going to that session with HLS' dean today.

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby Emma. » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:40 pm

operaphantom2003 wrote:I don't know what the hell happened on mine....I scored a whole 26 points below my pt's. Not sure if I should retake or just give up all together.


Holy shit, that has to be some kind of crazy misbubble, like maybe you misbubbled an entire section? I don't want to get your hopes up but that might be something that would get corrected with handscoring.

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby tenpenny3 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:42 pm

diagnostic = 153

pt avg (studied for 4.5 months) = 168-175 (median = 171)

oct 2010 = 157 :(

alrdy signed up for dec 2010

*sigh*
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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby LSU Undergrad » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:42 pm

This was the one hope I had in my life. It's gone.

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby luckyme » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:54 pm

pt avg 175
score 166

fml, see you in december

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby existenz » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:55 pm

LSU Undergrad wrote:This was the one hope I had in my life. It's gone.

Don't beat yourself up. Whether you retake or choose a different path, you will be okay. Everything finds their path in life despite some bumps in the road.

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby JurisDoctorate » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:57 pm

tenpenny3 wrote:diagnostic = 153

pt avg (studied for 4.5 months) = 168-175 (median = 171)

oct 2010 = 157 :(

alrdy signed up for dec 2010

*sigh*


I am so sorry. I am just going to say that this test did not agree with many of us and there is no reason to lose faith. We just have to work hard for these next 6 weeks and then show up in December, ready for anything.

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby dlbuhr » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:58 pm

Original diagnostic-157
Average PT leading up to Oct-169-170
Score-159

Definitely part of this group. Scored 11 points lower than what I was PTing at. I feel terrible. Already started prepping for December. Late application cycle... sigh

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby dakatz » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:59 pm

LSU Undergrad wrote:This was the one hope I had in my life. It's gone.


I agree that you shouldn't beat yourself up like that. Many people don't do as well as expected, and some simply don't do well at all. And its so easy to view that as a self-reflection, as if these scores are measures of ourselves. They aren't and you need to remember that. You absolutely will find your niche whether it be in law or something else.

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby Spack » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:03 pm

I think it needs saying that a good majority of people I have seen on this site have extremely high expectations. There is nothing wrong with having high expectations, but not everyone is going to get in the high 160s and 170s and that doesn't mean that you can't go to law school. If law school is really your dream you can make it work with almost any score and it's not the end of the world if you don't get into a T14. I personally have found some WONDERFUL lower ranked schools that will accept my "low" score. Everyone has their definition of what is good and what is bad, but a score of 165+ is not bad in reality outside of this extremely self-selected group of people.

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby peter844 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:05 pm

When will PDF's come out

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:06 pm

peter844 wrote:When will PDF's come out


no one knows, they always come out the same time as score. (until now)

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby tenpenny3 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:14 pm

funny thing is, i'll bet my 2nd and 3rd sections were the worst, i had a cup of coffee that wanted to exit my body very badly throughout those sections!! Lesson learned lol

I had my pity party and feel better now. Just gotta move on and learn from it. Dec 2010 will be my bitch.

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby expressway » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:14 pm

With dedication, 6 weeks is time enough to get in some serious prep and to rock the December test. If we can manage the dedication part, I think we have good chances of being much happier with our scores on the retake.

(Right? Please?)

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby luckyme » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:16 pm

expressway wrote:With dedication, 6 weeks is time enough to get in some serious prep and to rock the December test. If we can manage the dedication part, I think we have good chances of being much happier with our scores on the retake.

(Right? Please?)


+1

i'm ready to beat this sonofabitch right now

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby tenpenny3 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:16 pm

funny thing is, I feel 6 weeks is a good timeframe for refreshing and dominating, little risk of burn out. much more "forced" studying. (as in little study when its convenient etc (for me atleast I study better with a deadline))

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby James Bond » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:18 pm

Failures,

Please take this time to consider the mind-numbing aspects of being a lawyer, the entirely unnecessary hours, the fact that there are more students in law school than there are lawyers, this video, the ridiculous debt, the complete lack of hiring, and the fact that you're probably good at something else that doesn't take a fortune to get a degree in, has reasonable hours, might even pay well, and won't have you dying of either suicide or a coke overdose.

So before you go rushing off to pay the LSAC for another round of meaningless testing, self reflect, and realize that 155 might be the best thing that ever happened to you.

Love,

Bond

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby JazzOne » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:21 pm

James Bond wrote:Failures,

Please take this time to consider the mind-numbing aspects of being a lawyer, the entirely unnecessary hours, the fact that there are more students in law school than there are lawyers, this video, the ridiculous debt, the complete lack of hiring, and the fact that you're probably good at something else that doesn't take a fortune to get a degree in, has reasonable hours, might even pay well, and won't have you dying of either suicide or a coke overdose.

So before you go rushing off to pay the LSAC for another round of meaningless testing, self reflect, and realize that 155 might be the best thing that ever happened to you.

Love,

Bond

+1

Sometimes, when destiny speaks, it's best to listen.

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby tenpenny3 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:23 pm

eh, one bad test (for those who have only taken it once) doesn't mean failure or a sign. Twice, good chance, Thrice, Yes.

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby alexanderhamilton » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:25 pm

Got a 160 tremendously disappointed I was sure even if I bombed it I wouldn't get lower than a 165, but managed to prove myself wrong spectacularly and not sure what to do now, even if I retake Dec not sure how much it'll go up.

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby raspberry » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:26 pm

Diagnostic was 156, I was averaging 165-170 on practice tests.

October score: 152. Seriously hoping I mis-bubbled, I was not expecting this at all.

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby JurisDoctorate » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:28 pm

dlbuhr wrote:Original diagnostic-157
Average PT leading up to Oct-169-170
Score-159

Definitely part of this group. Scored 11 points lower than what I was PTing at. I feel terrible. Already started prepping for December. Late application cycle... sigh


I'm sorry, I am sure you will rock December's test.

James Bond wrote:Failures,

Please take this time to consider the mind-numbing aspects of being a lawyer, the entirely unnecessary hours, the fact that there are more students in law school than there are lawyers, this video, the ridiculous debt, the complete lack of hiring, and the fact that you're probably good at something else that doesn't take a fortune to get a degree in, has reasonable hours, might even pay well, and won't have you dying of either suicide or a coke overdose.

So before you go rushing off to pay the LSAC for another round of meaningless testing, self reflect, and realize that 155 might be the best thing that ever happened to you.

Love,

Bond


I understand this sentiment and I think it can be true for most. However, in my instance, without law school - I will be relegated to becoming an academic in the social sciences. It's about as tough a market as there is and I do not want to leave my whereabouts. The odds of getting a tenure track professorship, when only applying within only one city, are miniscule. If I get my JD, I will be in a good position to enter the very lucrative and opportunity-filled profession that is legal academia.

I am not going to allow my performance on one test - when I had only taken 3 full PT's and only "studied" for 6 weeks - limit me in my career ambitions.

Again, I understand - and even appreciate - this sentiment; however, those words fall deaf on my ears.

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby JurisDoctorate » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:29 pm

raspberry wrote:Diagnostic was 156, I was averaging 165-170 on practice tests.

October score: 152. Seriously hoping I mis-bubbled, I was not expecting this at all.


If I hear about 10-15 more of these stories, I'm going to start doubting the scores until I see the PDFs.

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Re: Support thread for those whose Earth has just been shattered

Postby northwood » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:32 pm

diagnostic
143

october score 158

goal 162+
dont know if I should be happy I made a huge improvement, or mad that I missed my goal by 4 points... Have a funny feeling RC screwed me, but I wont know until the pdf's ar released. Still on the fence about december, even though Im allready signed up




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