This has really frustrated me. I'm not really sure what to write about my two sub-150 scores and the 163. I mean in all seriousness, the first time I took the LSAT, I had just been a month removed from taking the GMAT and getting a kick ass verbal score, which made me think I could handle the RC/LR without too much of an issue and would only need to focus on the mysterious games. Didn't know any of these sites ever existed back in 2006 and I picked up a K(ra)plan book that I thought would be sufficient. Needless to say, that didn't go very well.
What's worse is that in preparation for the second crappy score, by then I had learned of PS and taken one of their full-length courses. I really struggled with a lot of the material but did improve a little just to the point where I could hit most of the "easy" questions. My PT scores in that class from 2007 was something like 150, 151, 157, and 156. I convinced myself that there were enough of these questions I could get that would allow me to at least get to the upper 150's and have a fighting chance for the FL schools I wanted. Felt much more confident the second time around, but still hadn't learned how to think properly. That, and I bombed games.
This third time I said screw it. Previously, I thought the people on TLS and LSD and other blogs were crazy for taking all the PTs they did and studying missed questions that I didn't believe had anything to do with the current LSAT. I bought both Bibles, went through them slowly, took notes, then began practicing and prepping on every PT I could get ahold of. Well surprise, surprise, the light came on, I learned how to attack questions and figured out what I was doing wrong, and my practice scores all of a sudden were up in the mid 160's within weks. Unconvinced of these results, I took more PTs to make sure it was legit. Thankfully it was and I finally got a decent score.
I know most schools take the highest score, but I'm not sure how much of a WTF my first two scores are going to get. With the rest of my application, personal statement, resume, etc, I can clearly make a case the higher score is way more reflective of my abilities. I just don't know how to put that into words, or even if I should. What should I write?