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Took the LSAT 5times, please help me.

Postby $1.99 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:40 am

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Re: Took the LSAT 5times, please help me.

Postby dr123 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:42 am

If you were medically hurt and unprepared why did you retake twice?

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Postby $1.99 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:42 am

the cancel was because of testing conditions. we had a black out during section 3.

oh you mean the two crap scores. i wanted to get into law school that previous cycle desperately so i took it hoping for a miracle.
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Re: Took the LSAT 5times, please help me.

Postby dr123 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:44 am

No why did you keep taking the test if you were not able to study because of a medical condition? I dont get it

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Postby $1.99 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:44 am

i didn't want to wait another year since i did not have a job lined up for the year off.

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Postby jeremysen » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:47 am

Blackout - cancel --> fine.
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Postby Fark-o-vision » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:03 am

No clue, but HYS, from the few things I've heard, may still average/look down on retake.

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Postby dr123 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:06 am

I imagine they look at 4 retakes a lot differently than 2, just a speculation though

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Re: Took the LSAT 5times, please help me.

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:28 am

Wait, how do you know your scores if you took the Feb 2011 test?

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Postby FiveSermon » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:49 am

HYS out. NYU out. C/C decent shot.

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Postby $1.99 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:15 pm

The cancel is the february one, i mixed it up since I did not want to be outed. i had to get dialysis 3 hours a day before my 173 so that combined with school and work was a bit rough on me. anyone else have some advice? i could not find anyone else who has taken the lsat this many times lol

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Postby let/them/eat/cake » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:17 pm

enjoy something in CCN.

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Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:19 pm

let/them/eat/cake wrote:enjoy something in CCN.

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Postby gbpackerbacker » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:20 pm

bk1 wrote:
let/them/eat/cake wrote:enjoy something in CCN.


Maybe. The facts that you took the test 5 times and that you have that 164 will not bode well for you.

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Postby Upton Sinclair » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:22 pm

I wouldn't explain anything if I were you; it's going to sound like you're making excuses. Just ride with your scores.

You almost assuredly won't get HYS anyway, so don't jeopardize CCN.

GL.

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Postby chicityteacher » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:27 pm

I am by no means an expert, but what I think is ironic is that you may have had a better chance with just the 3.85/170 than with the four retakes. You are kind of like a Shakespearean Tragic Hero of the law school application process. Hindsight, of course, is 20/20. I think you deserve recognition, though. It takes a special kind of person to get a 170 and decide it isn't good enough.

That being said, I agree with Upton Sinclair. I'm not really sure what effect, if any, an addendum would have at this point. It may even be a negative one. Write one if you want, but HYS is still a stretch, I think.

Still, even if you don't make HYS, you have stellar numbers and will definitely land somewhere in the top 14, probably top 10.

I wish you well with your health, and good luck with the applications.

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Postby $1.99 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:46 pm

hmm thanks guys, i would really like to know if anyone else had experienced something like this. for what its worth, i am applying to the MPP programs and some business schools at all these schools too.

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Postby SentinelsOfEvil » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:07 am

$1.99 wrote:hmm thanks guys, i would really like to know if anyone else had experienced something like this. for what its worth, i am applying to the MPP programs and some business schools at all these schools too.


I know of someone who got into CLS with 4 LSAT attempts (the 4th was 171). If I were you, I'd find a better excuse than "I was sick the first 3 times", and you should get into one of CCN.

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Postby HeavenWood » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:04 pm

$1.99 wrote:the cancel was because of testing conditions. we had a black out during section 3.

oh you mean the two crap scores. i wanted to get into law school that previous cycle desperately so i took it hoping for a miracle.


169 is a crap score?

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Postby bk1 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:05 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
$1.99 wrote:the cancel was because of testing conditions. we had a black out during section 3.

oh you mean the two crap scores. i wanted to get into law school that previous cycle desperately so i took it hoping for a miracle.


169 is a crap score?


On TLS it is often viewed as such,.

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Postby HeavenWood » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:06 pm

bk1 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
$1.99 wrote:the cancel was because of testing conditions. we had a black out during section 3.

oh you mean the two crap scores. i wanted to get into law school that previous cycle desperately so i took it hoping for a miracle.


169 is a crap score?


On TLS it is often viewed as such,.


I'm aware. I'm just entertained by the self-deprecation.

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Postby BlueDiamond » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:08 pm

id just say that i found the test interesting and was taking it because it was interesting to me.. then decided.. hey guess ill actually use these scores for their actual purpose and go to law school

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Postby bk1 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:09 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
bk1 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
$1.99 wrote:the cancel was because of testing conditions. we had a black out during section 3.

oh you mean the two crap scores. i wanted to get into law school that previous cycle desperately so i took it hoping for a miracle.


169 is a crap score?


On TLS it is often viewed as such,.


I'm aware. I'm just entertained by the self-deprecation.


Makes more sense. I was shocked that it seemed like you didn't. I also didn't bother to read the post you quoted. :P

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Postby 09042014 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:10 pm

If I were an admissions dean and I read an addendum that said you were sick for the three times and couldn't study I'd think you were an idiot for making the same mistake three times.

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Postby cinephile » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:16 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:id just say that i found the test interesting and was taking it because it was interesting to me.. then decided.. hey guess ill actually use these scores for their actual purpose and go to law school


You should definitely do this.




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