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Should I retake LSAT? Help!

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:35 am
by wolfonlawstreet
I got a 170 on June 2017 LSAT and am debating a retake.

RC -5
LR -2
LR -2
LG -0

LG is typically my strongest section so having the 9 curve and the easier LG really did not work out the way I wanted it to. 170 was my practice test average while studying the previous 2-3 months, with a range of 170-177. However, I feel I was more focused on quantity, as in didn't do any drills or blind review. I feel I could raise my score, but have many people telling me to just keep the 1 strong score and get my apps in as early as possible. I am a super splitter with a 3.07 GPA. Out of school for 5-6 years and work experience full time the whole time. I want to get into t14 though I know it's a long shot. Any and all advice is appreciated!!! :|

Re: Should I retake LSAT? Help!

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:04 pm
by Platopus
Yes, you should retake. You literally have nothing to lose. While you're chances don't dramatically improve, a 173+ will help at the bottom of the T-13, especially Northwestern, which is far more likely to overlook your GPA and put more weight on your work experience. Unfortunately, T-6 is out.

Also, 2-3 months isn't really that long to study, at least by TLS standards. Schools don't care about multiple retakes. Honestly, you should probably keep retaking until you crack 175+, because based on your PT range, it's certainly possible.

Re: Should I retake LSAT? Help!

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:23 pm
by wolfonlawstreet
Thank you for the advice! I just ordered the LSAT trainer and Manhattan LR in hopes of working on my less consistent areas. Planning to sit for Sept, as it still gives me the best shot to apply early. And I will shoot for that 175+ thank you :D

Re: Should I retake LSAT? Help!

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:28 pm
by Platopus
wolfonlawstreet wrote:Thank you for the advice! I just ordered the LSAT trainer and Manhattan LR in hopes of working on my less consistent areas. Planning to sit for Sept, as it still gives me the best shot to apply early. And I will shoot for that 175+ thank you :D


Well, that was easy! Good decision. You definitely have more potential, and can certainly still have an excellent cycle. Best of luck!