Should I postpone?

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splitterfromhell
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Should I postpone?

Postby splitterfromhell » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:09 pm

I'm scheduled to take the test next week, but I do not feel prepared. Aside from flipping through the bibles, I have done very little studying. I took one practice test and got flustered partway through and didn't finish it. I am naturally a very strong test taker, but I have shown very little mastery of the subject matter. I think that with time, I could master it and be a high scorer. I want to go to law school in Fall 2016. Should I postpone to October? Should I take a course? If so, which?

Thanks so much for the advice.

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Re: Should I postpone?

Postby calmike » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:11 pm

is this a troll?

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Re: Should I postpone?

Postby sanibella » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:14 pm

Yes, you should postpone. Why are you asking a question you already know the answer to?

What was your diagnostic? I recommend NOT taking a Kaplan or Princeton Review course as per general forum knowledge but can't really help you out with if you should take a course at all until you give your diagnostic, motivation, study skills/habits, goal score, etc

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Re: Should I postpone?

Postby LawsRUs » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:15 pm

If you are asking this question, I think you probably need to defer. October administration is fine.

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Re: Should I postpone?

Postby sanibella » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:16 pm

calmike wrote:is this a troll?


Doubtful, a little too mundane to be a troll.

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Re: Should I postpone?

Postby splitterfromhell » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:19 pm

sanibella wrote:
calmike wrote:is this a troll?


Doubtful, a little too mundane to be a troll.


I'm not a troll.

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Re: Should I postpone?

Postby splitterfromhell » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:22 pm

sanibella wrote:Yes, you should postpone. Why are you asking a question you already know the answer to?

What was your diagnostic? I recommend NOT taking a Kaplan or Princeton Review course as per general forum knowledge but can't really help you out with if you should take a course at all until you give your diagnostic, motivation, study skills/habits, goal score, etc


My initial diagnostic was in the low 160s. I have since been scoring in the 150s due to some test anxiety that has never previously manifested itself on any other test, standardized or otherwise. I have a terrible GPA, so the motivation to receive an extremely high LSAT score is there.

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Re: Should I postpone?

Postby sanibella » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:58 pm

Are you self-motivated and highly disciplined to the point where you can make a schedule and stick to it? Or would you prefer to have cemented, regular LSAT classes?

What was your score breakdown?

How much time do you have to study?

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Re: Should I postpone?

Postby RunnerRunner » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:04 pm

Without a doubt you should postpone. You've said yourself you barely studied, so you are nowhere near ready to maximize your score. I don't think you necessarily need to take a course, self-study works for many people and there is plenty of time before October. This test can have a HUGE effect on your life, it's worth it. Good luck!

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Re: Should I postpone?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:33 pm

There are private LSAT tutors who deal specifically with test anxiety issues. Although you probably do not need to hire a private tutor, you should enroll in a PowerScore or other LSAT prep class to get better acquainted with the material while building up your confidence.




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