Will I need a 3rd LSAT take?

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MattM
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Will I need a 3rd LSAT take?

Postby MattM » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:02 pm

Hello,

In a case where there is a Wide disparity between LSAT scores would I need a 3rd take (assuming my second attempt is where I would like it) just to show the second one was a more accurate indicator than the first take. I am plan on taking the October 2015 LSAT

I know most TLSers when concerned about this get say a 164 ( 90%) before retaking for a better score......but my initial take was a a 154 June 2014 ( 60%) so i feel like my two scores would show a much wider gap than most people on here experience.

I basically took the exam too early looking back in hindsight.....i had spent an adequate time preparing for the exam but did not reach a mastery of the material, unfortunately i got a 168 PT shortly after the June LSAT so I should have waited longer instead of taking it in June 2014.....now my PT's are 168-172

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Winston1984
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Re: Will I need a 3rd LSAT take?

Postby Winston1984 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:22 pm

I would retake because you have the potential to do significantly better, not because you think it will look weird to adcoms with your current score difference.

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Re: Will I need a 3rd LSAT take?

Postby MattM » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:39 pm

Winston1984 wrote:I would retake because you have the potential to do significantly better, not because you think it will look weird to adcoms with your current score difference.


As in retake the 154? or go for a third take?

I'm retaking the 154 for sure at some point ( probably Oct 2015), but not sure after that....if I got a 170 in Oct I'd be tempted to keep that and not retake.

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hairbear7
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Re: Will I need a 3rd LSAT take?

Postby hairbear7 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:42 pm

Retake until you reach your potential. If you feel that is 170, and you score a 170, that will be a great score and you won't have to take the LSAT a third time just to show admissions that it wasn't a fluke.

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Bigfish41
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Re: Will I need a 3rd LSAT take?

Postby Bigfish41 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:47 pm

If your goal is 170+, then you found your answer

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Winston1984
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Re: Will I need a 3rd LSAT take?

Postby Winston1984 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:53 pm

hairbear7 wrote:Retake until you reach your potential. If you feel that is 170, and you score a 170, that will be a great score and you won't have to take the LSAT a third time just to show admissions that it wasn't a fluke.

This is what I meant, OP.

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Rigo
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Re: Will I need a 3rd LSAT take?

Postby Rigo » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:32 pm

The people voting yes probably don't understand the question/situation.
If you score your full potential in October, there is no need to retake again.




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