Anyone in here take the LSAT > 2 times?

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Anyone in here take the LSAT > 2 times?

Postby MS415 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:57 pm

Just wondering.

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Re: Anyone in here take the LSAT > 2 times?

Postby StylinNProfilin » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:00 pm

I have. Not uncommon at all.

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Postby Theopliske8711 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:25 pm

It is not exactly common, since LSAC says around 7% or so retake more than once (I could be wrong, I'm too lazy to confirm right now). That said, whether it is common or not should have no effect on you while studying. If you feel you will do better, then retake...

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Postby lawl92 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:51 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:It is not exactly common, since LSAC says around 7% or so retake more than once (I could be wrong, I'm too lazy to confirm right now). That said, whether it is common or not should have no effect on you while studying. If you feel you will do better, then retake...



"Most people take the test only once; last year 66.2 percent of the
total number of test takers took the LSAT just one time; 26.3 percent took the test twice; and approximately 7.4 percent took
the LSAT more than twice" - LSAC

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Re: Anyone in here take the LSAT > 2 times?

Postby Poo-T » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:24 am

I did.
1st: 159
2nd:170

It was definitely worth doing.

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Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:25 am

lawl92 wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:It is not exactly common, since LSAC says around 7% or so retake more than once (I could be wrong, I'm too lazy to confirm right now). That said, whether it is common or not should have no effect on you while studying. If you feel you will do better, then retake...



"Most people take the test only once; last year 66.2 percent of the
total number of test takers took the LSAT just one time; 26.3 percent took the test twice; and approximately 7.4 percent took
the LSAT more than twice" - LSAC


Sorry, I actually worded it wrong here. I meant to say more than twice.

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Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:19 pm

Poo-T wrote:I did.
1st: 159
2nd:170

It was definitely worth doing.


That's fantastic. What happened your first time around? Not yet ready? Fluke?

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Postby Poo-T » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:26 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:
Poo-T wrote:I did.
1st: 159
2nd:170

It was definitely worth doing.


That's fantastic. What happened your first time around? Not yet ready? Fluke?

Test nerves. I lost a lot of time looking up at the clock that I could have used reading stimuli. Also I was probably a little better prepared.

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Re: Anyone in here take the LSAT > 2 times?

Postby princeR » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:02 am

February was my 3rd attempt.
Feb '11-152
June '12-165

First attempt was my first timed LSAT, pretty much equivalent to a cold diagnostic. My UG prelaw advisor gave me some great advise...

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Re: Anyone in here take the LSAT > 2 times?

Postby gaud » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:05 am

Yep.

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Postby dingbat » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:22 am

ndope

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Re: Anyone in here take the LSAT > 2 times?

Postby SouthernSoul » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:28 am

Yep. Took it three years ago. Then re-took it this past December and again in February. I got a fee waiver later though, so I didn't hesitate to take it for the third time.

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Re: Anyone in here take the LSAT > 2 times?

Postby drive4showLSAT4dough » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:37 am

Yes, thanks to TLS.

1st: 156
2nd: 164
3rd: 169

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Re: Anyone in here take the LSAT > 2 times?

Postby Icculus » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:41 am

1st: 165
2nd: 168
3rd: 173

My thought is if you have three chances, take all of them until you max out your score.

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Re: Anyone in here take the LSAT > 2 times?

Postby gaud » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:02 pm

I hadn't seen your 170 man, congrats!


Our three scores are very similar. *brofist*

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Re: Anyone in here take the LSAT > 2 times?

Postby Poo-T » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:04 pm

Nice worm! We're LSAT brothers

Moral of the story: take that sh*t again!

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Re: Anyone in here take the LSAT > 2 times?

Postby MS415 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:22 am

My first attempt is 148.
I was PTing around 150 at that time.

I retook this past Feb.
I was PTing at 163 before that.

I will retake this June I think (depending on my Feb score).

I was wondering..if you guys have any advice. I did the Powerscore LG and LR bibles. I bought the RC bible but never really read it. Just the intro. I am naturally good at the RC section and I figured to invest more time in the LR and LG bibles. I would typically get around 20-22 correct for RC. 17-24 in LR randomly. And, around 15-17 in LG. I bought the Outside LSAT advanced book from amazon and it really helped boost me from my 150 PT's to the 160's. It provided me with the hardest questions. I did them, took my time, and really concentrated hard on teaching myself what I needed to do to with each question type (particularly in LR).

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Re: Anyone in here take the LSAT > 2 times?

Postby drive4showLSAT4dough » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:41 am

MS415 wrote:My first attempt is 148.
I was PTing around 150 at that time.

I retook this past Feb.
I was PTing at 163 before that.

I will retake this June I think (depending on my Feb score).

I was wondering..if you guys have any advice. I did the Powerscore LG and LR bibles. I bought the RC bible but never really read it. Just the intro. I am naturally good at the RC section and I figured to invest more time in the LR and LG bibles. I would typically get around 20-22 correct for RC. 17-24 in LR randomly. And, around 15-17 in LG. I bought the Outside LSAT advanced book from amazon and it really helped boost me from my 150 PT's to the 160's. It provided me with the hardest questions. I did them, took my time, and really concentrated hard on teaching myself what I needed to do to with each question type (particularly in LR).


You're on the right track. Redo Powerscore LG, then do Manhattan LSAT LG. LG should be 0x every time.

I'd recommend the Manhattan LSAT LR book -- and using their forums for additional, question-specific explanations.

Sounds like you're all set for RC -- just keep repping to refine and develop your method. Read all of Mik Ekim's posts about turning your LSAT ability into habits/routines.

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Re: Anyone in here take the LSAT > 2 times?

Postby Poo-T » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:00 pm

MS415 wrote:My first attempt is 148.
I was PTing around 150 at that time.

I retook this past Feb.
I was PTing at 163 before that.

I will retake this June I think (depending on my Feb score).

I was wondering..if you guys have any advice. I did the Powerscore LG and LR bibles. I bought the RC bible but never really read it. Just the intro. I am naturally good at the RC section and I figured to invest more time in the LR and LG bibles. I would typically get around 20-22 correct for RC. 17-24 in LR randomly. And, around 15-17 in LG. I bought the Outside LSAT advanced book from amazon and it really helped boost me from my 150 PT's to the 160's. It provided me with the hardest questions. I did them, took my time, and really concentrated hard on teaching myself what I needed to do to with each question type (particularly in LR).

For RC, read a lot in your free time (study when you can, but if you can't study any more and you want to watch some TV, tough cookies; read a book). To improve your LR skills, before you look at the answer choices, try really hard to formulate an answer in your head. It'll develop your ability to actively think about the information.

My greatest weakness on the test was LG. I should have drilled more. because of how slow I was I missed the fourth game and lost 5 questions. If not for that, my 170 would've probably been a 175. :(




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