Upset About My LSAT

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acfair
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Upset About My LSAT

Postby acfair » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:48 pm

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Re: Upset About My LSAT

Postby Cleareyes » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:50 pm

How much prep did you do?

How were you doing on practice tests?

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Re: Upset About My LSAT

Postby MikeDicta » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:51 pm

Tell your story with precision, confidence and humility. :)

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Re: Upset About My LSAT

Postby megaTTTron » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:53 pm

There are some great threads on LSAT prep on here. Retake.

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Re: Upset About My LSAT

Postby acfair » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:59 pm

Yeah, I studied, but not tremendously hard. I didn't take a prep class, and I only studied for about two weeks with any intensity.

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Re: Upset About My LSAT

Postby Cleareyes » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:02 pm

acfair wrote:Yeah, I studied, but not tremendously hard. I didn't take a prep class, and I only studied for about two weeks with any intensity.


Study better using resources here and maybe a class and do better. You almost certainly haven't maxed out your potential and even if you could get into the school you want now you won't get a scholarship. Picking your score up 5 points will change things enormously. 10 more points and you're living in a different galaxy. Nose to the grindstone.

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Re: Upset About My LSAT

Postby megaTTTron » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:04 pm

Cleareyes wrote:
acfair wrote:Yeah, I studied, but not tremendously hard. I didn't take a prep class, and I only studied for about two weeks with any intensity.


Study better using resources here and maybe a class and do better. You almost certainly haven't maxed out your potential and even if you could get into the school you want now you won't get a scholarship. Picking your score up 5 points will change things enormously. 10 more points and you're living in a different galaxy. Nose to the grindstone.


+ 1. I wish I had done this.

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Re: Upset About My LSAT

Postby theavrock » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:05 pm

acfair wrote:Yeah, I studied, but not tremendously hard. I didn't take a prep class, and I only studied for about two weeks with any intensity.


There is your problem right there. The LSAT is incredibly learnable, but you need to put the work into it.

I don't mean to be a dick here, but you want to go to a T25 law school and you only put in two weeks of intense study?

Do yourself and that GPA a favor and commit yourself to this summer studying, get into the 160's in October and rock U-Minnesota.

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Re: Upset About My LSAT

Postby scribelaw » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:09 pm

acfair wrote:Yeah, I studied, but not tremendously hard. I didn't take a prep class, and I only studied for about two weeks with any intensity.


Do the Powerscore Bibles, take a bunch of PTs, go over your wrong answers and retake in October. With a 167+ you'll be in good shape at UMN.

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Re: Upset About My LSAT

Postby acfair » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:10 pm

Yeah, not studying that hard was really dumb. I was doing my senior project and was just up to my ears in that and put off studying because of my project.

And this sounds really dumb, but I am just used to doing really well on tests without studying. I know that's stupid, but I am fessing up to it to explain my actions.

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Re: Upset About My LSAT

Postby theavrock » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:17 pm

acfair wrote:Yeah, not studying that hard was really dumb. I was doing my senior project and was just up to my ears in that and put off studying because of my project.

And this sounds really dumb, but I am just used to doing really well on tests without studying. I know that's stupid, but I am fessing up to it to explain my actions.


Hey at least you can own up to it.

I can't say I wasn't in the same boat the first time I took the LSAT. I was graduating and I have always owned standardized tests. The LSAT is just a different beast altogether.

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Re: Upset About My LSAT

Postby acfair » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:53 pm

Just registered for October. Wish I would have known about the Fee Waiver before I registered my first time.

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Re: Upset About My LSAT

Postby sundance95 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:05 pm

With that GPA, if you post a decent LSAT, adcomms should let go your 1st score, especially considering your URM status. Study hard, and don't be afraid to invest in good studying-it can pay off big time in scholarships.

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Re: Upset About My LSAT

Postby acfair » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:08 pm

Thankfully, my tribe pays for my law school tuition, so scholarships aren't really a huge concern.




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