Is it worth retaking for a couple points?

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Is it worth retaking for a couple points?

Postby whambamthankyoumaam » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:37 pm

I took the LSAT in october, I was PTing 173+ but I doubt I'll get more than 169 on the actual test. I didn't do my best, I was very very nervous and I know I made some stupid mistakes.

I'm a splitter, so I think it would mean a lot if I can get above a 170, but I keep reading that retaking unless you had a significant drop from your PTs is useless. I KNOW I didn't do my best, if I had I wouldn't be worrying about it. So my question is, is it worth retaking in December, even if it might just be 2-3 points higher than october?

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Re: Is it worth retaking for a couple points?

Postby JWP1022 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:38 pm

Yes

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Re: Is it worth retaking for a couple points?

Postby jk148706 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:38 pm

Yep

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Re: Is it worth retaking for a couple points?

Postby SteelPenguin » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:09 pm

Absolutely. 169 = below all CCN medians. 171 = At or above all but Harvard and Yale's medians.

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Re: Is it worth retaking for a couple points?

Postby McGruff » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:31 pm

Unless you're well above every school you're applying to's 75th percentile, yes. Even then it's debatable.

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Re: Is it worth retaking for a couple points?

Postby Ambitious1 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:57 pm

Short answer: yes. Long answer: yeeeeeeeeeeees

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Re: Is it worth retaking for a couple points?

Postby Ambitious1 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:58 pm

The only way the answer is no to this question is if you were retaking a 174+ to get to a 177 or something crazy like that.

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Re: Is it worth retaking for a couple points?

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:40 pm

Ambitious1 wrote:The only way the answer is no to this question is if you were retaking a 174+ to get to a 177 or something crazy like that.


Which could still be worth it in certain situations.

Also, OP, yes.

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Re: Is it worth retaking for a couple points?

Postby thelawyler » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:13 pm

Is an extra 5 hours of your day worth possibly 50,000 in scholarship money? Is $10,000/hour worth it?

Yes.

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Re: Is it worth retaking for a couple points?

Postby magickware » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:18 pm

If you got a 170-172, then conventional wisdom is that it's not really worth it unless you're confident (read: guaranteed) that you'll get 3-4 more points.

Anything lower than a 170? You should retake.

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Re: Is it worth retaking for a couple points?

Postby wtrc » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:21 pm

Forget a couple points. ONE point at that range makes it worth it.

I studied thousands of hours for June. Only went up one point, incredibly. While I retook it, even if I don't improve this time the one point would have been worth it. The high 160's means each point literally opens up new schools and new scholarships.

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Re: Is it worth retaking for a couple points?

Postby bizzybone1313 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:37 pm

wtrc wrote:Forget a couple points. ONE point at that range makes it worth it.

I studied thousands of hours for June. Only went up one point, incredibly. While I retook it, even if I don't improve this time the one point would have been worth it. The high 160's means each point literally opens up new schools and new scholarships.


Thousands of hours? Exaggeration?

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