Need advice - should I retake LSAT in June?

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seattlite
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Need advice - should I retake LSAT in June?

Postby seattlite » Tue May 04, 2010 3:00 pm

I already posted this on the LSAT Prep board index, but have not gotten any responses so I thought I would post here as well.

So, I need advice, and I need to make a decision ASAP (within the next hour) about whether to take the June LSAT.

All the test centers in my area are full so if I take it, it will be up in the air as to where I take it until ~10 days before the test. :roll: It could be at:

(1) a site I previously took the LSAT at and disliked tremendously taking the test there (e.g. too much negative energy, small tables, unfriendly staff, etc); or
(2) a site that I previously took the LSAT at where I found the location to be a wonderful place for taking the test (e.g. great staff, huge desks, etc); or
(3) a new site that they will open up (e.g. hotel, etc) that could be good or bad.

I have not really started to study in depth for the LSAT again since December because I just found out that I could retake it (got a school to sponsor me for taking it more than 3 times in 2 years). If I take the June exam, I would plan on devoting at least 3-5 hours per day from now until then on studying (including time spent with a organized prep test company, Knewton).

I am not a morning person at all and all the real LSATs I have taken have been in the morning so I think that taking the test in the afternoon would potentially increase my score significantly. In practice tests and even on the real LSAT, my scores have fluctuated tremendously (like 10+ points) depending on my concentration level, nervousness, time of day that I take the tests, etc.

The reason I have for possibly taking the LSAT again is to: (1) possibly get off some waitlists (hopefully with $); and / or (2) increase the scholarship at the school I submitted my deposit to.

My highest real LSAT is 162. My highest practice LSAT is 173 with scores ranging from about 158-173. I feel like if I am able to get over my test anxiety and with taking the test in the afternoon (if I were to take it at a reasonable location) then I likely could get 165+.

I am confused. I really don't want to take the bloody test again, but I also don't want to second guess myself. The test site being a ? until right before the LSAT bothers me. Thoughts? Advice? What would you do? :?: :shock:

AKAlicious
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Re: Need advice - should I retake LSAT in June?

Postby AKAlicious » Tue May 04, 2010 10:47 pm

seattlite wrote:I already posted this on the LSAT Prep board index, but have not gotten any responses so I thought I would post here as well.

So, I need advice, and I need to make a decision ASAP (within the next hour) about whether to take the June LSAT.

All the test centers in my area are full so if I take it, it will be up in the air as to where I take it until ~10 days before the test. :roll: It could be at:

(1) a site I previously took the LSAT at and disliked tremendously taking the test there (e.g. too much negative energy, small tables, unfriendly staff, etc); or
(2) a site that I previously took the LSAT at where I found the location to be a wonderful place for taking the test (e.g. great staff, huge desks, etc); or
(3) a new site that they will open up (e.g. hotel, etc) that could be good or bad.

I have not really started to study in depth for the LSAT again since December because I just found out that I could retake it (got a school to sponsor me for taking it more than 3 times in 2 years). If I take the June exam, I would plan on devoting at least 3-5 hours per day from now until then on studying (including time spent with a organized prep test company, Knewton).

I am not a morning person at all and all the real LSATs I have taken have been in the morning so I think that taking the test in the afternoon would potentially increase my score significantly. In practice tests and even on the real LSAT, my scores have fluctuated tremendously (like 10+ points) depending on my concentration level, nervousness, time of day that I take the tests, etc.

The reason I have for possibly taking the LSAT again is to: (1) possibly get off some waitlists (hopefully with $); and / or (2) increase the scholarship at the school I submitted my deposit to.

My highest real LSAT is 162. My highest practice LSAT is 173 with scores ranging from about 158-173. I feel like if I am able to get over my test anxiety and with taking the test in the afternoon (if I were to take it at a reasonable location) then I likely could get 165+.

I am confused. I really don't want to take the bloody test again, but I also don't want to second guess myself. The test site being a ? until right before the LSAT bothers me. Thoughts? Advice? What would you do? :?: :shock:


I don't know if it will make a difference, but I'm retaking in June for the same reason--waitlists, $, etc. Good luck!




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