Should I retake? 3.95/161

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Should I retake? 3.95/161

Postby reg1na0110 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:16 pm

I'm trying to decide if I should retake the LSAT. I will be a senior in undergrad this fall, and I'm going to start applying for 2012. I'm mainly looking at southern public schools, like UTK, Bama, and Ole Miss. I'm from TN, so my top option is UTK. I studied off and on through most of the spring semester, and studied for 3-4 hours a day after the semester ended. I would rather not take it again, but I'm just not sure if that score is good enough to get me in, and scholarship money would be nice. I usually only miss 2-3 on RC, but 6 or 7 on LG and LR sections, so there is lots of room for improvement. Btw, I'm female, but not minority. Would it be worth it to try and take it in October? Would it matter to the schools I am looking at that I took it twice?

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Re: Should I retake? 3.95/161

Postby rapstar » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:29 pm

if you really think that you can do better than 161 than you should retake. with your gpa an lsat in the high 160's would give you a full-ride to UTK. a retake could mean a $50,000 difference for you. think of it that way.

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Re: Should I retake? 3.95/161

Postby 4for44 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:33 pm

yes. 3.9x+ 170+ = T14 if not T6

Put in the work

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Re: Should I retake? 3.95/161

Postby reg1na0110 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:38 pm

Since I only spent about 3 weeks religiously studying, I would have almost 2 months to seriously study before school started again. After that, it would be harder. I think I could definately get a 165. I'm not so sure about higher than that.

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Re: Should I retake? 3.95/161

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:39 pm

+5 points would probably mean in at Vandy with $ and increase scholly substantially at everywhere you're looking. Retake.

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Re: Should I retake? 3.95/161

Postby protein » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:01 pm

definitely retake

3.95 is a great great great GPA, if you can hit 170+ you'll be looking at a lot of $$$ from the T13

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Re: Should I retake? 3.95/161

Postby FlanSolo » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:48 pm

Flame?

No seriously, if you're missing that much on LG and LR you can definitely stand to improve. It's possible you just weren't doing enough of the right kinds of studying. If you can get 6-7 down to even 3-4 then you're going to be on the cusp of, if not at, 170. And 170 and 3.95 and you're looking really good.

As someone who just went through the cycle, one thing I wish I had though more about with respect to pushing it on the LSAT is not just the doors a higher score opens for you, but the money it gives you as well. When you start looking at potential debt loads you'll wish you had at least done everything within your power.

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Re: Should I retake? 3.95/161

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:12 pm

Don't accept anything less than -0 on the logic games. And don't go into it thinking you just need a good enough score to get money from UTK or even Vandy. Think big, really believing you can get every question right, and you'll end up in great shape no matter how it all turns out.

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Re: Should I retake? 3.95/161

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Re: Should I retake? 3.95/161

Postby fingersxd » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:34 pm

rebexness wrote:Take it again and make it rain $$$ at Vandy.


This is TCR. If you want to stay in the south. Duke/UVA/Vandy should be your top 3 (IMO) and a 170 will get you there. A 165 might give you a weak shot at Vandy and def. 'Bama




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