seriously need advice :-(!!!!

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seriously need advice :-(!!!!

Postby Schang1 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:41 pm

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Re: seriously need advice :-(!!!!

Postby IamIn » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:57 pm

I would go with an option #3. I don't think it really matters whether it 160/158/165+ or 160/cancel/165+.
And I would rather apply in January with higher score...

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Re: seriously need advice :-(!!!!

Postby Schang1 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:07 pm

IamIn wrote:I would go with an option #3. I don't think it really matters whether it 160/158/165+ or 160/cancel/165+.
And I would rather apply in January with higher score...


Thanks for sharing your thoughts!! I guess it's much more worth it to apply later in the cycle with a higher lsat score than to apply early in the cycle with a 160. ..?

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Re: seriously need advice :-(!!!!

Postby tepper » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:21 pm

You need to think hard about this and be realistic, let me ask you this, how do you know you'll improve to a 165 next time? You've already took it twice, and you're not feeling that well afterwards, there's absolutely no guarantee that you'll do better in December.

My suggestion is forget about the LSAT now and start the applications. Write a killer PS and get great recommendations. Because realistically (and this was proven by LSAC studies), you probably won't improve very much in the next try. Not to mention it'll be your third test, which doesn't look good on your app.

I'm currently a 1L at Boston College, and I'm giving you this advice based on experience.

Edit: Let me give you another Hypo, assuming you get something similar to a 160 in December, you'll then be facing a situation where you have three scores that are similar, AND you're LATE in the application cycle. I can't stress this enough, you MUST apply early, because seats run out towards the end.

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Re: seriously need advice :-(!!!!

Postby Schang1 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:35 pm

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Re: seriously need advice :-(!!!!

Postby Schang1 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:38 pm

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Re: seriously need advice :-(!!!!

Postby tepper » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:38 pm

Look, I know it's frustrating that you're not hitting your PT average. But that's normal, because under the real thing people freak out, or at least get nervous. So don't expect yourself hitting your PT average. I was testing around 175 under strict testing conditions before the real thing, and then I got a high 160s instead.

You really have to think about the risk here, if you wait till December, you will be late for the application relative to all other applicants.

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Re: seriously need advice :-(!!!!

Postby Schang1 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:15 pm

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Re: seriously need advice :-(!!!!

Postby tepper » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:20 pm

I would keep this score, who knows what'll happen, maybe it'll be better than the last one.

With regard to your second question, I don't wanna call it wishful thinking because that's a bit harsh, but I really think you should get this entire "I'll score much better in December thing" out of your head. It's better for you to focus on the Application, a good PS needs a lot of work.




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