lakers3peat wrote:The Gentleman wrote:But I don't see how retaking would be a smart option for the OP. He studied for four months, had a PT average in the low 160s, and scored a 161 on the actual. Sounds like an open and shut case.
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I think an issue with this thread, and maybe TLS in general (in my humble recently-joined opinion), is that there's this expectation that every person get to the T-14, and if they fall short, work more to try to get there. Yes, this might push some people to great things, it might push them farther than they thought possible. But it'll also push some people to being coke-addicted psychopathic ambulance chasers. And for chrissake, T-14 is T-14 because there's 86 goddamn T-100 schools below them, and not all of those students become hobos. No, maybe I wont get into BigLaw, but I didn't apply to law school to get into BigLaw.
It is tempting to retake the test, be it December or next year. But the idea of me spending an extra year at my dead-end office job, studying my ass off for something that I already studied my ass off for, it's not appetizing. And there's no assurance that I'll actually do any better. An extra 6-7 points? I wish! Of the 16 or so tests I practiced on, the highest score I got was a 165, and that was once. There's no magic bullet to a 168. I took an SAT prep course back in the day, my second score 1280, compared to my first score of 1310. $450 down the drain. Prep classes suck.