A. If you have a 172 already, you should be chilling and, come September, blanketing the T14. Your mission is accomplished at this point.
B. Ignore your parents. If the firm you plan to work for (did you already sign a contract?) isn't contractually binding you to work for them for any number of years, apply or law school this year, work until September '18 and then matriculate somewhere awesome.
C. Again, I emphasize: Ignore your parents
. 172 is an excellent score.
maeum wrote:Hi guys -
I scored a 172 on the Feb exam as my first take, after a month of just doing practice drills and practice drill (along with the LSAT Trainer). I had taken a Powerscore prep course last summer, which I started with a 159 diagnostic and ended with a 169 (the last timed practice test). I did PT 50-79 and also 10 of the older tests from the 90s, and now I'm not sure how I should study, especially because I'm not going to have any more long breaks. I'll be working as a paralegal for two years and apply to law school in fall 2018, but my parents think that it'll be better for me to retake this June, when studying is more "fresh". They also want me to take another prep course if it'll help, but I'm not sure if it would at this point. I'm aiming for high 170s.
Should I start all the way from the oldest PTs or retake the more recent ones? I did retake the ones from 2015-2016 that I did poorly on (I usually scored around 170-174 but got 160s for some of them) and always hit 179 or 180, so it feels like retakes aren't indicative of how well I'll do on the actual test.