Should I cancel if I think I did worse this time?

adc18
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Should I cancel if I think I did worse this time?

Postby adc18 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:13 am

169 in October. 14 wrong. Studied a lot this past month, but I froze and I don't really think I got less than 14 wrong (although curve may be different)...and I might've gotten worse.

My question is...do law schools care if your first score is higher than the second? Doubt I did worse than 165 or so...but who really knows. Is this really a bad thing? Should I view any score likely to be lower than my first as something I should cancel?

3.35 from a top 10 (or maybe 5 not sure where rankings are this year)...want to go to a school in the 20s-40s in the SE (UT is the best school I have any interest in and I know im a longshot there)...but I want $ if possible. Guess that does play a factor...

Thanks.

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QuincyWagstaff
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Re: Should I cancel if I think I did worse this time?

Postby QuincyWagstaff » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:46 am

adc18 wrote:169 in October. 14 wrong. Studied a lot this past month, but I froze and I don't really think I got less than 14 wrong (although curve may be different)...and I might've gotten worse.

My question is...do law schools care if your first score is higher than the second? Doubt I did worse than 165 or so...but who really knows. Is this really a bad thing? Should I view any score likely to be lower than my first as something I should cancel?

3.35 from a top 10 (or maybe 5 not sure where rankings are this year)...want to go to a school in the 20s-40s in the SE (UT is the best school I have any interest in and I know im a longshot there)...but I want $ if possible. Guess that does play a factor...

Thanks.

I don't think those schools could care less.

American_in_China
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Re: Should I cancel if I think I did worse this time?

Postby American_in_China » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:10 am

QuincyWagstaff wrote:
adc18 wrote:169 in October. 14 wrong. Studied a lot this past month, but I froze and I don't really think I got less than 14 wrong (although curve may be different)...and I might've gotten worse.

My question is...do law schools care if your first score is higher than the second? Doubt I did worse than 165 or so...but who really knows. Is this really a bad thing? Should I view any score likely to be lower than my first as something I should cancel?

3.35 from a top 10 (or maybe 5 not sure where rankings are this year)...want to go to a school in the 20s-40s in the SE (UT is the best school I have any interest in and I know im a longshot there)...but I want $ if possible. Guess that does play a factor...

Thanks.

I don't think those schools could care less.


+1. T20 will care. 20-200 won't

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Re: Should I cancel if I think I did worse this time?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:28 am

American_in_China wrote:
QuincyWagstaff wrote:
adc18 wrote:169 in October. 14 wrong. Studied a lot this past month, but I froze and I don't really think I got less than 14 wrong (although curve may be different)...and I might've gotten worse.

My question is...do law schools care if your first score is higher than the second? Doubt I did worse than 165 or so...but who really knows. Is this really a bad thing? Should I view any score likely to be lower than my first as something I should cancel?

3.35 from a top 10 (or maybe 5 not sure where rankings are this year)...want to go to a school in the 20s-40s in the SE (UT is the best school I have any interest in and I know im a longshot there)...but I want $ if possible. Guess that does play a factor...

Thanks.

I don't think those schools could care less.


+1. T20 will care. 20-200 won't


Not even the top 20 will care.

adc18
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Re: Should I cancel if I think I did worse this time?

Postby adc18 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:07 pm

Why wouldn't they care exactly? Is it simply that they only report the highest score anyway? Doesn't a second lower score indicate set a floor for you being worse than the initial score?

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Re: Should I cancel if I think I did worse this time?

Postby ColumbiaChamp » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:15 pm

no one cares. schools report the highest score, so if your intial score would grant you admission, they will not care about your lower score.




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