How Many Times Would You Take The LSAT If You Could?

hernanmi
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How Many Times Would You Take The LSAT If You Could?

Postby hernanmi » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:59 pm

This is a question I'm curious about but haven't found much luck with the search engine.

If one could take the LSAT each administration would that cause adcomms to average again? How would this affect student's prep?

This has some application in real life. I've seen folks on LSN with 5/6 takes. Would you take up to 6 times over several years if that's what it took to achieve a score for your target schools? Or is there a point where moving on with your life is the right answer.

If I don't like this cycle and re apply I would be eligible for a 5/6th take.

What would you do?

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Re: How Many Times Would You Take The LSAT If You Could?

Postby gdane » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:02 pm

Some things happen for a reason. If you're not coming close to scoring X score after three times, then you're just not a good LSAT taker. Find a better use of your talents.

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Re: How Many Times Would You Take The LSAT If You Could?

Postby wealtheow » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:57 pm

I was willing to take it one more time before I acknowledged I needed to put my head to some other use. So three times. Then again, there are plenty of people on here who succeeded with a fourth or fifth take. So I guess it all depends on the degree to which you are willing to torment yourself.

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Re: How Many Times Would You Take The LSAT If You Could?

Postby dredougpondcumings » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:58 pm

Always retake. Schools don't care anymore. All about dat median

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Re: How Many Times Would You Take The LSAT If You Could?

Postby Nicolena. » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:00 pm

gdane wrote:Some things happen for a reason. If you're not coming close to scoring X score after three times, then you're just not a good LSAT taker. Find a better use of your talents.


I don't think this is always true. If you previously had a misconception your first/second time around and wasted these tests then you may need to take some time to study and take a third or fourth time.

In general, I thinking waiting until you've done your research and put enough time into studying it should only take one or two times. I would wait until you are serious about studying 4-6+ hrs a day to finally take the test.

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Re: How Many Times Would You Take The LSAT If You Could?

Postby zhenders » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:55 pm

This is about as individual as a question gets.

I know that:

1.I won't go LS unless I get into one of my target schools
2. The LSAT is learnable, and I'm dedicated and smart enough to learn it well
3. I want this (a legal career in my areas of interest) very much

For me, pushing these three together means I'd take it 10 times if I really thought that I needed to.


With that said, I sure as hell don't want to take it more than once.

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Re: How Many Times Would You Take The LSAT If You Could?

Postby scoobysnax » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:38 pm

Retake if you think your score to increase. Are you PTing higher than your scores? Do you review missed questions and understand why you missed them? You've already taken it four times already and are unhappy with your scores, so whatever you were doing isn't working. Make sure you can commit to studying more/taking prep course/whatever you haven't tried in the past before signing up again.

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Re: How Many Times Would You Take The LSAT If You Could?

Postby alexrodriguez » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:36 am

I'll only take it once and I'm taking it in June 2014. I'll score a 170+ and I'll forever put this test out of my mind.

That's the attitude everyone should have. No excuses.

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Re: How Many Times Would You Take The LSAT If You Could?

Postby WaltGrace83 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:26 am

I see no reason not to retake unless you hit a 175+. This is because you are nearly guaranteed to do better on the retake given the odds and there isn't really a harm in having a small drops even if it were to happen. I take in June 2014 but I am probably still going to retake if I get my goal score of 172. According to stats compiled by the LSAT blog, you have a 50% chance of improving on the second take.

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Re: How Many Times Would You Take The LSAT If You Could?

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:22 pm

I'd personally never take the LSAT more than three times, coincidentally that is how many times I took it. However, I was happy with my 2nd score, but retook for the 3rd time for scholarship purposes.

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Re: How Many Times Would You Take The LSAT If You Could?

Postby zhenders » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:05 pm

louierodriguez wrote:I'll only take it once and I'm taking it in June 2014. I'll score a 170+ and I'll forever put this test out of my mind.

That's the attitude everyone should have. No excuses.



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Re: How Many Times Would You Take The LSAT If You Could?

Postby hernanmi » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:18 pm

louierodriguez wrote:I'll only take it once and I'm taking it in June 2014. I'll score a 170+ and I'll forever put this test out of my mind.

That's the attitude everyone should have. No excuses.


Come on, brah. Things happen 8)




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