4th Retake worthwhile?

diasybao
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4th Retake worthwhile?

Postby diasybao » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:35 am

I'm an international student and the lsat is non-disclosed in Asia, which is very hard for me to review.

I took Feb and Dec test in 2016, scored 161 and 167 each, then I took the June test in 2017, scored 166, I'm so depressed with this score because my average pt score is 175+, I'm really wondering whether I should take the 4th test because I don't think 167 is my best performance, however, after 3 try, I'm too frustrated and not confident enough.

Anyone with same experience? Please share with me and give me some advice, so much thanks!!!!!!!

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Re: 4th Retake worthwhile?

Postby darthlawyer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:10 pm

those scores are great. try again, wont hurt you.

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Re: 4th Retake worthwhile?

Postby sanzgo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:05 pm

never give up brah

schools besides hys don't really care about # of takes. go cop that 170

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Re: 4th Retake worthwhile?

Postby gargleblaster » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:04 pm

yes

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Re: 4th Retake worthwhile?

Postby freekick » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:28 pm

diasybao wrote:I'm an international student and the lsat is non-disclosed in Asia, which is very hard for me to review.

I took Feb and Dec test in 2016, scored 161 and 167 each, then I took the June test in 2017, scored 166, I'm so depressed with this score because my average pt score is 175+, I'm really wondering whether I should take the 4th test because I don't think 167 is my best performance, however, after 3 try, I'm too frustrated and not confident enough.

Anyone with same experience? Please share with me and give me some advice, so much thanks!!!!!!!


You've got to have a handle on what's hampering you on test day. Do you know what it is? If yes and if it can be dealt with, then deal with it first and only then take again. You would be spinning wheels otherwise.

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Re: 4th Retake worthwhile?

Postby daiff » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:52 am

I am in the same situation as you, just with lower scores.

I took Sep 2016: canceled. Dec 2016: 158 and June: 163 (Asia)

Before June test day I can PT 170+ with an average 166-7. I felt so good on the test day. I was thinking a 170ish or at least 165+.

163 was a disappointment. I don't know if the rule change give us some hope or indecisiveness. For me, whether to take Sep is more about whether I still have the willpower. I don't know yet.

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Re: 4th Retake worthwhile?

Postby chargers21 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:07 am

definitely hit that retake, especially if you don't have a numerical gpa or if you have a bad gpa

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Re: 4th Retake worthwhile?

Postby diasybao » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:18 am

freekick wrote:
diasybao wrote:I'm an international student and the lsat is non-disclosed in Asia, which is very hard for me to review.

I took Feb and Dec test in 2016, scored 161 and 167 each, then I took the June test in 2017, scored 166, I'm so depressed with this score because my average pt score is 175+, I'm really wondering whether I should take the 4th test because I don't think 167 is my best performance, however, after 3 try, I'm too frustrated and not confident enough.

Anyone with same experience? Please share with me and give me some advice, so much thanks!!!!!!!


You've got to have a handle on what's hampering you on test day. Do you know what it is? If yes and if it can be dealt with, then deal with it first and only then take again. You would be spinning wheels otherwise.


Thanks for answering, this is exactly what I worried about, I have no idea what's went wrong in the real test, actually I felt pretty good....I can only take the 2017 Dec test and still want to apply in this cycle, maybe UMN, WUSTL or Emory, I'm wondering if I got the Dec score, whether it is too late for me to apply to some higher-ranking school, so many thanks for your advice!

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Re: 4th Retake worthwhile?

Postby diasybao » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:23 am

daiff wrote:I am in the same situation as you, just with lower scores.

I took Sep 2016: canceled. Dec 2016: 158 and June: 163 (Asia)

Before June test day I can PT 170+ with an average 166-7. I felt so good on the test day. I was thinking a 170ish or at least 165+.

163 was a disappointment. I don't know if the rule change give us some hope or indecisiveness. For me, whether to take Sep is more about whether I still have the willpower. I don't know yet.


Will you apply in this cycle? Sep test has already be registered out in China, so my guess if I want to retake, I would take the Dec test, no idea whether it is too late....and also I think Sep test maybe too quick for me, I still want to have some break time from the lsat :( :( It is too stressful to take it.

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Re: 4th Retake worthwhile?

Postby daiff » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:19 am

diasybao wrote:
daiff wrote:I am in the same situation as you, just with lower scores.

I took Sep 2016: canceled. Dec 2016: 158 and June: 163 (Asia)

Before June test day I can PT 170+ with an average 166-7. I felt so good on the test day. I was thinking a 170ish or at least 165+.

163 was a disappointment. I don't know if the rule change give us some hope or indecisiveness. For me, whether to take Sep is more about whether I still have the willpower. I don't know yet.


Will you apply in this cycle? Sep test has already be registered out in China, so my guess if I want to retake, I would take the Dec test, no idea whether it is too late....and also I think Sep test maybe too quick for me, I still want to have some break time from the lsat :( :( It is too stressful to take it.



I am DEFINITELY apply this cycle no matter what. I applied last year with my 158 and was only accepted in 1 school I'm not going. And this is my second gap year after college. My life has been on hold. So I can wait no more!!

Sep is full in Hongkong and there is no other center in China. I am on the Hongkong waitlist. I heard if you are on waitlist, you are guaranteed to get a spot on the test day, just in another location near the test center. (like LSAC will open new center to accommodate all of us on waitlist)

For me, I have exhausted all PT twice. So what I'm thinking is the short interval could maintain my performance since June. What I am concerning is I'm occupied in family business and no idea how long it takes before I can get back to my desk.

If you can afford to wait, then you have the option to wait until you are ready. And Dec. score can be used for this cycle too. I am sure you know that.
Keep the good work.

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Re: 4th Retake worthwhile?

Postby diasybao » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:17 am

daiff wrote:
diasybao wrote:
daiff wrote:I am in the same situation as you, just with lower scores.

I took Sep 2016: canceled. Dec 2016: 158 and June: 163 (Asia)

Before June test day I can PT 170+ with an average 166-7. I felt so good on the test day. I was thinking a 170ish or at least 165+.

163 was a disappointment. I don't know if the rule change give us some hope or indecisiveness. For me, whether to take Sep is more about whether I still have the willpower. I don't know yet.


Will you apply in this cycle? Sep test has already be registered out in China, so my guess if I want to retake, I would take the Dec test, no idea whether it is too late....and also I think Sep test maybe too quick for me, I still want to have some break time from the lsat :( :( It is too stressful to take it.



I am DEFINITELY apply this cycle no matter what. I applied last year with my 158 and was only accepted in 1 school I'm not going. And this is my second gap year after college. My life has been on hold. So I can wait no more!!

Sep is full in Hongkong and there is no other center in China. I am on the Hongkong waitlist. I heard if you are on waitlist, you are guaranteed to get a spot on the test day, just in another location near the test center. (like LSAC will open new center to accommodate all of us on waitlist)

For me, I have exhausted all PT twice. So what I'm thinking is the short interval could maintain my performance since June. What I am concerning is I'm occupied in family business and no idea how long it takes before I can get back to my desk.

If you can afford to wait, then you have the option to wait until you are ready. And Dec. score can be used for this cycle too. I am sure you know that.
Keep the good work.


yep... I also don't like the feeling of waiting....hope you can ace the Sep test, it is really a drain on test takers' patience. Do you have telegraph account or wechat? I hope to follow your application and check you with some school-choosing issues.

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Re: 4th Retake worthwhile?

Postby daiff » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:04 am

yes I'll PM you my wechat.

And I just received a LSAC email that says I am off the waitlist and been assigned to the Hongkong test center. A lot faster than I'd expect.




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