Late PT freakout

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John Winger
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Late PT freakout

Postby John Winger » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:11 pm

Completely underperformed last PT and I am now stressing out about Saturday. If I withdraw registration can schools see that? Thinking of taking Feb applying and seeing what happens. Would appreciate any feedback.

All my apps are near complete. LORs and resume are in as well.

Thanks all.

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Re: Late PT freakout

Postby dosto » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:16 pm

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Re: Late PT freakout

Postby John Winger » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:20 pm

66. Underperformed on everything. 4-5 points off target score. Should I take another and see how that goes?

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Re: Late PT freakout

Postby dosto » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:25 pm

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Re: Late PT freakout

Postby esther0123 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:15 am

John Winger wrote:66. Underperformed on everything. 4-5 points off target score. Should I take another and see how that goes?


It happens. I don't know how bad it is, but I scored 169 on a retake (from 171 first time at that) and then I got 176+ for the next few tests (sadly, also retakes, fml). But the point is, fluctuations happen... don't let one bad score get you down. you could take another test to boost your confidence and be able to chalk this up as a fluke.

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Re: Late PT freakout

Postby Jeffort » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:18 am

If it's just one outlier PT score compared to other recent ones, you shouldn't freak out about it, bad PT days happen, especially when you've been hitting it hard for a while due to a little burnout or fatigue.

What has your recent range been, what was todays score and what is your goal? You should evaluate it in full context to make assesments for test day purposes. One lower than usual score doesn't mean you suddenly lost LSAT skills, it just means that for some reason(s) you performed below your actual ability level. Most important thing to do is review the test carefully to figure out all of the reasons behind your mistakes to see exactly what went wrong that you need to work on. Don't panic, instead learn from your mistakes and recover.

If you've been prepping really hard, you might need a short break like a day off LSAT.

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Re: Late PT freakout

Postby Mahone Shore » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:32 am

Your advices are always supportive!!

Freak out on P69 last Sunday(RC was lower -5 than usually performances), but I really don't want to postpon LSAT.

Jeffort wrote:If it's just one outlier PT score compared to other recent ones, you shouldn't freak out about it, bad PT days happen, especially when you've been hitting it hard for a while due to a little burnout or fatigue.

What has your recent range been, what was todays score and what is your goal? You should evaluate it in full context to make assesments for test day purposes. One lower than usual score doesn't mean you suddenly lost LSAT skills, it just means that for some reason(s) you performed below your actual ability level. Most important thing to do is review the test carefully to figure out all of the reasons behind your mistakes to see exactly what went wrong that you need to work on. Don't panic, instead learn from your mistakes and recover.

If you've been prepping really hard, you might need a short break like a day off LSAT.

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Re: Late PT freakout

Postby flowerhair789 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:35 am

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Re: Late PT freakout

Postby John Winger » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:57 am

Thanks all. Going to review today and attack 67 tomorrow.

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Re: Late PT freakout

Postby Yazzzay » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:44 pm

Is PT70's RC ridiculously hard or did I just totally blank? I was planning on calling it my last PT but it's one of my lower PTs thanks to the RC....ugh




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