Advice need about whether I should withdraw from the February LSAT

XY_lsat
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Advice need about whether I should withdraw from the February LSAT

Postby XY_lsat » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:22 am

Thank you for reading this.

I have been preparing for LSAT for several months. Finished Powerscore LG and LR, Manhattan RC and the LSAT Trainer.
However, my PT score are not well as I expected.
I just started doing the cambridge by type. This week I took two timed PTs, one is scored 144 and another is scored 142. :( My goal score is at least 165.
If I finish all the unfinished questions, my score is 156 and 159.

I was wondering whether I should withdraw from the February lsat, since I heard that if the first lsat score is not good, it is better to write an explanation when applying law schools.

Advices will be highly appreciated. Thanks. :P

XY_lsat
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Re: Advice needed about whether I should withdraw from the February LSAT

Postby XY_lsat » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:59 am

XY_lsat wrote:Thank you for reading this.

I have been preparing for LSAT for several months. Finished Powerscore LG and LR, Manhattan RC and the LSAT Trainer.
However, my PT score are not well as I expected.
I just started doing the cambridge by type. This week I took two timed PTs, one is scored 144 and another is scored 142. :( My goal score is at least 165.
If I finish all the unfinished questions, my score is 156 and 159.

I was wondering whether I should withdraw from the February lsat, since I heard that if the first lsat score is not good, it is better to write an explanation when applying law schools.

Advices will be highly appreciated. Thanks. :P

blueprint-nick
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Re: Advice need about whether I should withdraw from the February LSAT

Postby blueprint-nick » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:19 pm

The question to me is: Will I get the best score that I am capable of? If the answer is no I would bail on the test and take it in June. How much progress have you made since your original diagnostic? Have you tried taking a prep class?

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Mr. Archer
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Re: Advice need about whether I should withdraw from the February LSAT

Postby Mr. Archer » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:52 pm

If you're scoring in the low 140s on timed PTs, then I don't really see a point in taking the real thing. No reason to have such a low score on file when you'd obviously need to retake when you're consistently finishing the exam in timed conditions (extremely important) and getting a decent score.

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Re: Advice need about whether I should withdraw from the February LSAT

Postby Law 202x » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:47 pm

Your post makes no mention of, were these the only two practice tests you've ever taken? Your post simply says you've read through the books but only recently took two timed PTs. If this is true, then not only should you not take the February exam, it's doubtful whether you will even be prepared for June. If you start now, go through the PTs, say two a week, for the next however many weeks until the June or the September administration, then it's possible you will be ready by then. If all you did was read the books, that would be like only reading exercise and fitness books and then going into the gym and being confused at why you're not benching 500 pounds. Now on the other hand, if you've been taking them all along and still are only barely hitting a 144 then you're either studying wrong or it just isn't going to happen. I'm assuming from reading your post that it's the former and that you've only taken two actual timed tests, in which case, I would recommend holding off until September, really.




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