Do people have an inherent LSAT ceiling?

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Do people have an inherent LSAT ceiling?

Postby doing_it_in_a_car » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:45 pm

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Re: Do people have an inherent LSAT ceiling?

Postby incompetentia » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:48 pm

In my opinion, if you know the concepts, a 180 is always possible. The difference between 171 and 180 is 90% nerves.

That being said, it seems that splitters w/171s aren't much differently viewed than splitters w/176.

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Re: Do people have an inherent LSAT ceiling?

Postby northwood » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:54 pm

to get a 180 requires a bit of luck. You need to get the sections in a good order, get a favorable curve, and be in total control of your nerves. Games should be right up your alley as well. With a 171 it is very obvious that you know the concepts cold. Depending on your gpa, your essays and softs, and the time you submit- your cycle can play out differently. If you want a full ride- you should apply to schools outside the top 14- write a why school essay ( to prevent YP) and aim for the ones in the area you would like to practice in. Once you are out of the top 14 schools a lot of schools would overlook your gpa ( assuming it isnt redicolously low). If you have a super low gpa- and a good reason for it ( other than freshman idiocracy or working) write a gpa addendum.
Since you scored at the high end of your pt range, only re take if you are consistently scoring 4 points higher. Even then- IMO you dont need it.

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Re: Do people have an inherent LSAT ceiling?

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