Probably calling it quits

notaznguy
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Probably calling it quits

Postby notaznguy » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:42 pm

Should I just call it quits or retake?

I got a 159 on my February LSAT. I've been studying since June and I went over both LG and LR Bibles and even took a 2.5 month course with Testmasters. My diagnostic was a 138, so I did improve a lot. I feel like I gave it all I could and I've been PTing between 155-164 so this was my average PT score or just about. I'm not sure if I want to go through this shit again, and even if I do, the best school I'd end up attending is UC Davis or UC Hastings. On the other hand, I'm not sure if taking out 180k in loans to attend either school is worth it and I've had tons of friends telling me to NOT go to law school over the past year.

Would like some feedback from you all. If I do call it quits, I just want to thank this entire forum for all the help you all gave me. You guys are fantastic and I think the process would've been a whole lot more stressful without TLS. This is a great place for prospective law students.

As I said, I feel like I'm leaning towards quitting as I feel I've hit my cap and I don't know realistically how much more I can improve. This is so weird right now. I kinda cried a bit after I got my score, but part of me just wants to move on already. This all feels surreal.
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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:49 pm

bro, you improved 21 points.
how much did you expect to improve?
Take a week or two off and start studying for the June test.


When all else fails ask yourself what tupac would do.

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby 180asBreath » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:56 pm

notaznguy wrote:Should I just call it quits or retake?

I got a 159 on my February LSAT. I've been studying since June and I went over both LG and LR Bibles and even took a 2.5 month course with Testmasters. My diagnostic was a 138, so I did improve a lot. I feel like I gave it all I could and I've been PTing between 155-164 so this was my average PT score or just about. I'm not sure if I want to go through this shit again, and even if I do, the best school I'd end up attending is UC Davis or UC Hastings. On the other hand, I'm not sure if taking out 180k in loans to attend either school is worth it and I've had tons of friends telling me to NOT go to law school over the past year.

Would like some feedback from you all. If I do call it quits, I just want to thank this entire forum for all the help you all gave me. You guys are fantastic and I think the process would've been a whole lot more stressful without TLS. This is a great place for prospective law students.

As I said, I feel like I'm leaning towards quitting as I feel I've hit my cap and I don't know realistically how much more I can improve. This is so weird right now. I kinda cried a bit after I got my score, but part of me just wants to move on already. This all feels surreal.


Even if you got a 160-180, you'd still have to go to one of those schools AND pay 180k?

See what I did there?

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby FinallyGoing » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:02 pm

Retake and then decide.

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby pcwcecac » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:03 pm

Take a break. While you're at it, survey your outside options. =)

Revisit this question in 2 months.

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby notaznguy » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:43 pm

pcwcecac wrote:Take a break. While you're at it, survey your outside options. =)

Revisit this question in 2 months.


Yeah. I've actually somewhat anticipated this possibly happening so I started scouting out some options a few weeks ago. I guess I might consider getting a Masters in Social Work/Welfare and becoming a social worker. Seems like a pretty rewarding job.

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby akronite08 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:44 pm

Mr. Pancakes wrote:When all else fails ask yourself what tupac would do.

"The message I stress: to make it stop study your lessons
Don't settle for less - even the genius asks-es questions"

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby jigglebottom » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:05 pm

Mr. Pancakes wrote:bro, you improved 21 points.
how much did you expect to improve?
Take a week or two off and start studying for the June test.


When all else fails ask yourself what tupac would do.



I bombed...and I'm not one of those, "oh damn i only got a 169" assholes either. Will retake in June.

"Bitch ni99as do what they can, real ni99as do what they want" -Tupac

lol on the self-editing mechanism sorcery going here...

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:12 pm

jigglebottom wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:bro, you improved 21 points.
how much did you expect to improve?
Take a week or two off and start studying for the June test.


When all else fails ask yourself what tupac would do.



I bombed...and I'm not one of those, "oh damn i only got a 169" assholes either. Will retake in June.

"Bitch ni99as do what they can, real ni99as do what they want" -Tupac

lol on the self-editing mechanism sorcery going here...


Take a couple weeks off. you don't have to make a decision today...

“I set goals, take control, drink out my own bottle
I make mistakes but learn from every one
And when it's said and done
I bet this brother be a better one
If I upset you dont stress
Never forget, that God isn't finished with me yet”

“I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing.
Through every dark night, theres a bright day after that.
So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up.... and handle it.”


“During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams”

-Tupac. :D

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby Mr.Binks » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:14 pm

jigglebottom wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:bro, you improved 21 points.
how much did you expect to improve?
Take a week or two off and start studying for the June test.


When all else fails ask yourself what tupac would do.



I bombed...and I'm not one of those, "oh damn i only got a 169" assholes either. Will retake in June.

"Bitch ni99as do what they can, real ni99as do what they want" -Tupac

lol on the self-editing mechanism sorcery going here...


Misquoting Pac. tsk.

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby jigglebottom » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:14 pm

Mr. Pancakes wrote:
jigglebottom wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:bro, you improved 21 points.
how much did you expect to improve?
Take a week or two off and start studying for the June test.


When all else fails ask yourself what tupac would do.



I bombed...and I'm not one of those, "oh damn i only got a 169" assholes either. Will retake in June.

"Bitch ni99as do what they can, real ni99as do what they want" -Tupac

lol on the self-editing mechanism sorcery going here...


Take a couple weeks off. you don't have to make a decision today...

“I set goals, take control, drink out my own bottle
I make mistakes but learn from every one
And when it's said and done
I bet this brother be a better one
If I upset you dont stress
Never forget, that God isn't finished with me yet”

“I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing.
Through every dark night, theres a bright day after that.
So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up.... and handle it.”


“During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams”

-Tupac. :D



i imagine that sexy avatar reciting pac....its dope

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:17 pm

Tupac actually scored a 175. I don't know what his diagnostic was though.

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby Mr.Binks » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:22 pm

Mr. Pancakes wrote:Tupac actually scored a 175. I don't know what his diagnostic was though.


I believe his diagnostic was a 176, but he was trippin' on sherm when he took it for real.

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:23 pm

Mr.Binks wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:Tupac actually scored a 175. I don't know what his diagnostic was though.


I believe his diagnostic was a 176, but he was trippin' on sherm when he took it for real.

Typical Tupac.

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby Mr.Binks » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:24 pm

Mr. Pancakes wrote:
Mr.Binks wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:Tupac actually scored a 175. I don't know what his diagnostic was though.


I believe his diagnostic was a 176, but he was trippin' on sherm when he took it for real.

Typical Tupac.


Yeah, he's a rascal.

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:26 pm

Mr.Binks wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:
Mr.Binks wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:Tupac actually scored a 175. I don't know what his diagnostic was though.


I believe his diagnostic was a 176, but he was trippin' on sherm when he took it for real.

Typical Tupac.


Yeah, he's a rascal.


Actually guys, he got a 186

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:29 pm

jigglebottom wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:bro, you improved 21 points.
how much did you expect to improve?
Take a week or two off and start studying for the June test.


When all else fails ask yourself what tupac would do.



I bombed...and I'm not one of those, "oh damn i only got a 169" assholes either. Will retake in June.

"Bitch ni99as do what they can, real ni99as do what they want" -Tupac

lol on the self-editing mechanism sorcery going here...

Is Tupac paraphrasing Thucydides?

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby Mr.Binks » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:30 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
Mr.Binks wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:Typical Tupac.


Yeah, he's a rascal.


Actually guys, he got a 186


Now that I think about it, 187 sounds more realistic for someone like Tupac.

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby akronite08 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:51 pm

He's still alive - 3L at Cooley

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby lovejopd » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:54 pm

akronite08 wrote:He's still alive - 3L at Cooley

:mrgreen: He never dies
No fan of B.I.G?... :x

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby akronite08 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:04 pm

lovejopd wrote:
akronite08 wrote:He's still alive - 3L at Cooley

:mrgreen: He never dies
No fan of B.I.G?... :x


Co-founder of Bad Boy Records got a fully scholly to HLS. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Davis

/done hijacking this thread

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby sbaron » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:46 am

Take it again!

My diagnostic was equally as poor and I ended up with a 159 today too. A 159 is good enough to get into some schools in Canada but I know I can do better. I was prep testing in the 160s as well.

GO ALL THE WAY OTHERWISE DON'T EVEN BOTHER.

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby kerflux » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:02 am

I thought he got a 187 on a mothafuckin...

Every day I wake up, and I ask myself,
Is life worth living, or should i retake?


I'd say retake. it can't hurt.

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby ahnhub » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:02 am

In this day and age I think you should retake. The test is different in real-life (even if you took TestMasters diagnostics). You should get a couple of points just from the experience.

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Re: Probably calling it quits

Postby twenty » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:16 pm

Unless you are dyslexic (in which case you should probably petition for more time), you've only been speaking English for <5 years, or you have an abysmal GPA which would make t-14 abnormally difficult (read, 2.5), I see absolutely no reason you can't study casually until June.

(1) You're not going anywhere this late in the cycle regardless. So you're not postponing life to take in June.
(2) Since you've taken the LSAT once, if you at all feel like you stress-choked during the actual LSAT, those feelings will very likely decrease drastically in June. Which means, in all honesty, you'll probably be closer to 164 if you had to take it again right now.
(3) You have three months to work on your weaker areas. If nothing else, screw around with LG over the next few months over your lunch breaks until you get really good at them, and retake. Even if you only pick up 4-5 questions on the actual, hey, that could be enough to bump you up to a 166~

Be ever-wary of friends that tell you how terrible law school is. I put this kind of talk on par with my military friends that whined about how bad boot camp was. Yeah, there are definitely parts of military life that suck, there are parts later on that will no doubt rock. Figure out what's important to you on the net-benefit level.




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