To cancel or keep?

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foodlaw
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To cancel or keep?

Postby foodlaw » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:19 pm

I took the Sept. LSAT... and I'm pretty sure I scored wayyyy lower than my average PTs. I got sick the day before, and that carried over to test day. I messed up on the first LR and RC. I don't even remember how I did for the second LR. I'm really leaning towards canceling my score because I'll be horrified if I get anything lower than a 160 after the countless hours I spent preparing for this test. The thought of having that score on record makes me :cry: At the same time,I know law school only care about highest score + I guess it'd be extra data for me to analyze and learn from. Thoughts? I have 5 more days to make up my mind...
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Mikey
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Re: To cancel or keep?

Postby Mikey » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:09 pm

keep your score, you may have done better than you think. I'm in your position too, I feel completely horrible about RC but I'm sticking with it because ya never know!

most schools just take your highest score like you said, so you'll be fine.

foodlaw
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Re: To cancel or keep?

Postby foodlaw » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:11 pm

Mikey wrote:keep your score, you may have done better than you think. I'm in your position too, I feel completely horrible about RC but I'm sticking with it because ya never know!

most schools just take your highest score like you said, so you'll be fine.


Yeah! But what if I scored way lower? :(

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Mikey
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Re: To cancel or keep?

Postby Mikey » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:18 pm

foodlaw wrote:
Mikey wrote:keep your score, you may have done better than you think. I'm in your position too, I feel completely horrible about RC but I'm sticking with it because ya never know!

most schools just take your highest score like you said, so you'll be fine.


Yeah! But what if I scored way lower? :(

you'll never find out if you did well or bad on it if you cancel your score though. if you cancel, you may be cancelling a test you did well on and you may wonder "WHAT IF" about that score.

is it your first take? 1 low score won't do anything. I know many people who had scores in the 150's or low 160's then got scores in the 170's and got into great schools with no one batting an eye at their lower scores.

if you feel THAT terrible about it, I guess you can cancel if you want. But if you feel that there is a chance you may have done ok then just keep the score.

I think you should just see what you get though and either be happy with the score or have it as motivation to do better and not let it happen again.

either way, I hope it all works out! :P

foodlaw
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Re: To cancel or keep?

Postby foodlaw » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:22 pm

Mikey wrote:
foodlaw wrote:
Mikey wrote:keep your score, you may have done better than you think. I'm in your position too, I feel completely horrible about RC but I'm sticking with it because ya never know!

most schools just take your highest score like you said, so you'll be fine.


Yeah! But what if I scored way lower? :(

you'll never find out if you did well or bad on it if you cancel your score though. if you cancel, you may be cancelling a test you did well on and you may wonder "WHAT IF" about that score.

is it your first take? 1 low score won't do anything. I know many people who had scores in the 150's or low 160's then got scores in the 170's and got into great schools with no one batting an eye at their lower scores.

if you feel THAT terrible about it, I guess you can cancel if you want. But if you feel that there is a chance you may have done ok then just keep the score.

I think you should just see what you get though and either be happy with the score or have it as motivation to do better and not let it happen again.

either way, I hope it all works out! :P


Thanks for your 2 cents Mikey!

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Re: To cancel or keep?

Postby GoingBackToSchool » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:49 am

Mikey wrote:
foodlaw wrote:
Mikey wrote:keep your score, you may have done better than you think. I'm in your position too, I feel completely horrible about RC but I'm sticking with it because ya never know!

most schools just take your highest score like you said, so you'll be fine.


Yeah! But what if I scored way lower? :(

you'll never find out if you did well or bad on it if you cancel your score though. if you cancel, you may be cancelling a test you did well on and you may wonder "WHAT IF" about that score.

is it your first take? 1 low score won't do anything. I know many people who had scores in the 150's or low 160's then got scores in the 170's and got into great schools with no one batting an eye at their lower scores.

if you feel THAT terrible about it, I guess you can cancel if you want. But if you feel that there is a chance you may have done ok then just keep the score.

I think you should just see what you get though and either be happy with the score or have it as motivation to do better and not let it happen again.

either way, I hope it all works out! :P


I agree - keep the Sept score and own it. It'll give you a good gauge for December. If you score very low then now you know what you need to do to score higher in Dec. If your score is not so bad then, again, you have a good gauge going into December. Own the September score and let it guide you for December. I was in the same boat over the weekend and have decided to keep my score. From what I've seen and heard the schools only want the highest score so they can report that to the ABA and look good.

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Re: To cancel or keep?

Postby littlewing67 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:26 am

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foodlaw
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Re: To cancel or keep?

Postby foodlaw » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:19 pm

Any votes for cancel?

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Re: To cancel or keep?

Postby icechicken » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:24 pm

foodlaw wrote:Any votes for cancel?


it would appear not

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Re: To cancel or keep?

Postby Dcc617 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:25 pm

At this point canceling is all downside. It doesn't matter if you did bad. Highest score is all that matters.

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Re: To cancel or keep?

Postby blackmamba8 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:48 pm

I don't see the point in cancelling unless something crazy happened and you didn't fill in a whole section or something wild like that. If you made it through it all and just feel iffy about your performance then I see no reason to cancel. You never know if you're cancelling a great score, and even if you did poorly schools only care about the highest.

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Re: To cancel or keep?

Postby foodlaw » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:33 pm

blackmamba8 wrote:I don't see the point in cancelling unless something crazy happened and you didn't fill in a whole section or something wild like that. If you made it through it all and just feel iffy about your performance then I see no reason to cancel. You never know if you're cancelling a great score, and even if you did poorly schools only care about the highest.


I made it through but I know I did bad. It's not just a feeling. I pretty much guessed on last two passages of RC :cry:

I guess there's a consensus on TLS to keep though...

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Re: To cancel or keep?

Postby sillymints7962 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:50 pm

I'm going to assume this was your first LSAT, and if it was, then you should definitely keep :). I'm saying this even though I seriously wish I'd cancel my last LSAT (third time taking it, got one point lower than my second try).

GoingBackToSchool
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Re: To cancel or keep?

Postby GoingBackToSchool » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:35 pm

foodlaw wrote:
blackmamba8 wrote:I don't see the point in cancelling unless something crazy happened and you didn't fill in a whole section or something wild like that. If you made it through it all and just feel iffy about your performance then I see no reason to cancel. You never know if you're cancelling a great score, and even if you did poorly schools only care about the highest.


I made it through but I know I did bad. It's not just a feeling. I pretty much guessed on last two passages of RC :cry:

I guess there's a consensus on TLS to keep though...


and imagine if you did well? How cool would that be?

foodlaw
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Re: To cancel or keep?

Postby foodlaw » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:14 am

GoingBackToSchool wrote:
foodlaw wrote:
blackmamba8 wrote:I don't see the point in cancelling unless something crazy happened and you didn't fill in a whole section or something wild like that. If you made it through it all and just feel iffy about your performance then I see no reason to cancel. You never know if you're cancelling a great score, and even if you did poorly schools only care about the highest.


I made it through but I know I did bad. It's not just a feeling. I pretty much guessed on last two passages of RC :cry:

I guess there's a consensus on TLS to keep though...


and imagine if you did well? How cool would that be?


wishful thinking :?

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Re: To cancel or keep?

Postby AJordan » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:24 am

One more argument for keep it: You can PT all you want and as strenuously as you want but those scores are less accurate of your actual ability than a real-thing-actual LSAT. Keep the score and see where you really are. You get to see how you did on the other sections as well, so write down how you think you performed, be honest with yourself, and then compare your actual results for each section. Use that as a baseline for studying for the next test. It's ultimately another data point but it's probably the strongest one you're ever going to get. You're not getting the money back. Just accept it and drive on.

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Re: To cancel or keep?

Postby GoingBackToSchool » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:45 pm

AJordan wrote:One more argument for keep it: You can PT all you want and as strenuously as you want but those scores are less accurate of your actual ability than a real-thing-actual LSAT. Keep the score and see where you really are. You get to see how you did on the other sections as well, so write down how you think you performed, be honest with yourself, and then compare your actual results for each section. Use that as a baseline for studying for the next test. It's ultimately another data point but it's probably the strongest one you're ever going to get. You're not getting the money back. Just accept it and drive on.


Totally agree!!




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