WorldsCollide wrote:Thank you everyone. I truly appreciate it. I've been told more or less the same thing in June and I decided to postpone. But I don't think I want to postpone this time. I know it's stupid but I'm sick of pushing these tests back with promises to myself that it will get better. Yes, this means that whatever I get this time or in December HYS are out. But hopefully with my GPA and military background and with a new score in December, I'll have a chance at money at the bottom T-14.
You have to make a commitment to make the rational choice here regardless your feelings.
Your PT median is well below your target score. You are unlikely to achieve above your PT median on test day. Your PT max is below your target score. The LSAT is the single greatest determinant of admissions success. You only have three opportunities (in a two-year timeframe) to take the LSAT. While 99% of schools don't particularly care about a lower PT score, a lower PT score will never help you. Going to a better school results in significantly better employment probabilities, including significantly higher salaries. Going to a worse score results in significantly worse employment probabilities, including a good chance of never becoming a practicing lawyer.
These are the facts of the case and they are undisputed. That's right. The story I just told you is the exact same story you're going to hear from billpackets, and it's the exact same story you're going to hear from Colonel Fuckaduck. Now, the admissions dean of some TTTT is gonna try to pull off a little magic act, he's gonna try a little misdirection. He's going to astonish you with anecdotes and wow you with official sounding terms like School of Law. He'll have no evidence, mind you, none. But it's gonna be entertaining. When we get to the end, all the magic in the world will not have been able to divert your attention from the fact that taking the LSAT when you are unready - as defined by your own PTs - is an unwise action. These are the facts of the case.
ETA: Sorry, my inner Kevin Bacon took over. While those are the facts, the good thing is that the LSAT is very learnable and beatable.
We (and the people in the Dec thread) can give you the advice and tools to beat it (at least to get your score to 169).