What are my Chances 161/3.67

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What are my Chances 161/3.67

Postby nppate5 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:32 pm

Here is my info:
Undergrad School: Emory University
GPA: 3.67
LSAT: 161
Majors: Business and Philosophy
Work Experience: Yes at 3 different locations
Clubs
Social Service etc.

Can someone tell me what schools i should look into and what my chances would be. I was also wondering if i should retake the LSAT as i have only taken it once thus far. Thank you.

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Re: What are my Chances 161/3.67

Postby Lavitz » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:41 pm

If you don't retake, you're pretty much locked out of the T20. Where you apply would depend on where you want to work.

Your odds at schools ranked 20-50:

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I would retake if possible, either to get better scholarships at these schools, or to get into schools with better employment statistics.

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Re: What are my Chances 161/3.67

Postby nppate5 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:59 pm

Lavitz wrote:If you don't retake, you're pretty much locked out of the T20. Where you apply would depend on where you want to work.

Your odds at schools ranked 20-50:

I would retake if possible, either to get better scholarships at these schools, or to get into schools with better employment statistics.


Thank you and this is truly helpful.

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Re: What are my Chances 161/3.67

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:06 pm

nppate5 wrote:I was also wondering if i should retake the LSAT as i have only taken it once thus far. Thank you.

Absolutely

You'll regret it if you dont

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Re: What are my Chances 161/3.67

Postby nppate5 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:05 pm

Nova wrote:
nppate5 wrote:I was also wondering if i should retake the LSAT as i have only taken it once thus far. Thank you.

Absolutely

You'll regret it if you dont


I agree and thank you, but is their any indication of how much my score can improve by if i was scoring a 165 average on my practices before my real lsat?

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Re: What are my Chances 161/3.67

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:31 pm

What made you score 4 points below your average? Nerves?

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Re: What are my Chances 161/3.67

Postby Lavitz » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:41 pm

nppate5 wrote:I agree and thank you, but is there any indication of how much my score can improve by if I was scoring a 165 average on my practices before my real LSAT?

This depends. How much prep did you do beforehand? Did you just start taking PTs and score in the mid-160s? Have you looked through the LSAT prep forum on this site? Are most of your mistakes centered in the logic games section?

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Re: What are my Chances 161/3.67

Postby nppate5 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:48 pm

Lavitz wrote:
nppate5 wrote:I agree and thank you, but is there any indication of how much my score can improve by if I was scoring a 165 average on my practices before my real LSAT?

This depends. How much prep did you do beforehand? Did you just start taking PTs and score in the mid-160s? Have you looked through the LSAT prep forum on this site? Are most of your mistakes centered in the logic games section?


Nova: I believe i scored lower somewhat due to nerves because my score shows that before the break i was doing fine and after the break i was just losing my confidence.

Lavitz: I took a prep course to prepare for the LSAT and took about 10-12 prep tests. I was also seeing gradual improvement with these prep tests and finished with a score of 167. I haven't really looked at the prep forums on here, are they helpful? i also do fairly well in logic games, i only missed one on the real thing.

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Re: What are my Chances 161/3.67

Postby Lavitz » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:12 pm

nppate5 wrote:Lavitz: I took a prep course to prepare for the LSAT and took about 10-12 prep tests. I was also seeing gradual improvement with these prep tests and finished with a score of 167. I haven't really looked at the prep forums on here, are they helpful? i also do fairly well in logic games, i only missed one on the real thing.

Yes, they're very helpful. I started out with a 164. After two months of pithpike's strategy followed by two months of SOS method, I scored a 178 on the real thing. I wouldn't necessarily recommend the former strategy to you because it's main benefit is mastering the logic games, and it sounds like you've already done that. But if logical reasoning and/or reading comprehension are problems, I'm sure you can also find helpful guides for those in the LSAT forum.

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Re: What are my Chances 161/3.67

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:19 pm

LR is most likely where youll be able to pick up the most points.

I would drill drill drill with the materials in Noodley's viewtopic.php?f=6&t=195603 if I were you.

You can def get up 5-10+ points by Oct.

When you take the test, try to just pretend its PT 70.

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Re: What are my Chances 161/3.67

Postby nppate5 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:01 am

Nova wrote:LR is most likely where youll be able to pick up the most points.

I would drill drill drill with the materials in Noodley's viewtopic.php?f=6&t=195603 if I were you.

You can def get up 5-10+ points by Oct.

When you take the test, try to just pretend its PT 70.


Thank you both. I will definitely look over these. I truly appreciate your help.




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