Right decision to Withdraw last night?

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Right decision to Withdraw last night?

Postby LSATManiac2.0 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:27 pm

So, I was registered for the Dec LSAT (today's). I had been PT'ing pretty well, last 7 Pt's and scores are below. My average is about a 171-172. Last night, I was dead tired from a long day, and expected to sleep fine. That wasn't the case. I couldn't sleep a wink. I tried melatonin and nyquil, but to no avail. I have an hour commute from home to the test center, so I would have had to have gotten up at about 6:30 to get ready and get there with a bit of time to spare. At 11:30, I still hadn't fallen asleep, so I seriously debated withdrawing. At 11:59, I did. Then I stared at the ceiling for the next 4 hours. So I definitely wouldn't have gotten any sleep had I proceeded. I think its safe to say I wouldn't have broken 170 if I did go in today. I would be more likely looking at a 165-167, which is not even close to what I should be expecting. Now I'm wondering, did I make the right choice? What would you guys have done in my shoes? Your thoughts appreciated.

Last 7 PT's + scores:
79 - 166 (very little sleep)
77 - 173
75 - 169 (little sleep)
74 - 171
73 - 174
69 - 174
66 - 172

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Re: Right decision to Withdraw last night?

Postby curry4bfast » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:36 pm

You're fine, you made your decision don't second guess or doubt yourself. There's nothing to change anyway. If it makes you feel better, the second time I took the LSAT I didn't get much sleep and it was in the middle of a super busy schedule and I ended up scoring lower than I've ever done before, including all 40 PT's I took. The one drawback was if you were planning on applying this cycle, as the February LSAT is late for t20ish schools. Otherwise study up, don't stress and kill it whenever you decide to take it.

ETA: The way you're scoring a couple points can be a big difference too for admissions and scholarships. So being sure you'd be in the best testing condition isn't a bad decision I think
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Re: Right decision to Withdraw last night?

Postby zot1 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:38 pm

It's not like you can do anything about it at this point. Let it go.

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Re: Right decision to Withdraw last night?

Postby 34iplaw » Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:07 pm

If it's any consolation, the fourth game was supposedly really hard/weird. IMO, it was super easy, but it's possible I fundamentally misunderstood the underlying logic. I don't think that I did.

The third game was hard barring a very powerful inference.

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Re: Right decision to Withdraw last night?

Postby LSATManiac2.0 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:06 am

Thanks for the posts.

Yeah, I'm not stressing about it too much. I was stressing out at 11:55PM last night though... but that's the past. Time to come up with a plan for the future. Feb is late for t20ish, but nearly out of the game entirely for t14 schools as I've read. Anyone have any idea how flexible T14's ACTUALLY are with Feb LSAT scores? They sound pretty unyielding in their application pages, but that could just be bravado.

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Re: Right decision to Withdraw last night?

Postby FayRays » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:40 am

I think if you postpone to June, you will get crazy!

Taking it in February if you are getting better grades in your pts, and then applying for the next circle is your best bet.

Unless, you are not a morning person, and in that case, postponing to June would be wise, granted that you don't make these 6 months about the LSAT only, live a little, and relax.

You were doing well, 2 more months and you will be golden!

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Re: Right decision to Withdraw last night?

Postby FayRays » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:42 am

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Postby FayRays » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:50 am

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