150 / 3.7, very strong softs - Tier 1?

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whoamanwhoa
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150 / 3.7, very strong softs - Tier 1?

Postby whoamanwhoa » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:06 pm

I pretty much bombed the LSAT. Practicing in the high 150's, I choked on test day.

Got a 150.

So. Fucking. Pissed.

Anyway, just wanted to get people's thoughts on my chances on applying to any school in the Tier 1 that might look past such a shitty test score to some strong softs.

I want to practice energy and economic development law and have about 3 years experience directly managing and negotiating complex business transactions in those fields. Snowball's chance in hell or 1 in a million? (as if that were a good thing!)

I'm stunned but trying to remain hopeful. Will most likely take the June LSAT next year and apply next admissions cycle.

Damnit.

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Re: 150 / 3.7, very strong softs - Tier 1?

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:13 pm

honestly, unless you have the URM card to play its gonna be extremely tough. If you know you can do better from your pt avg or you just let test day nerves get to you, then I would def retake . FWIW if the latter was your issue PM me as that was my weakest point. I employed a few strategies and went from 156 to 164. Good Luck

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Re: 150 / 3.7, very strong softs - Tier 1?

Postby whoamanwhoa » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:25 pm

2Serious4Numbers wrote:honestly, unless you have the URM card to play its gonna be extremely tough. If you know you can do better from your pt avg or you just let test day nerves get to you, then I would def retake . FWIW if the latter was your issue PM me as that was my weakest point. I employed a few strategies and went from 156 to 164. Good Luck


Ha, I'm your standard middle class white kid. I'm fucked!

What were some of the strategies that made the biggest difference for you? For me, the most difficult part was getting around the stupid fucking song in my head from the night before (ha). I'd blank out on a problem and it was like someone just turned the volume up in my head... I don't get it. Didn't think I would be that nervous.

Keeping a calm mind was the hardest part.

Writing down the starting and ending time for each section I know would have helped too - it was a strategy I did all throughout my PT, yet, for some reason had a hard time incorporating on test day. Adrenaline. Sheesh.

I know I'm better than this.

Thanks for the advice :)




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