3.97 GPA 154 LSAT

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Re: 3.97 GPA 154 LSAT

Postby redbulls2595 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:57 am

GFox345 wrote:Frankly, I don't even understand how you can go from PTing in the high 160s and get a 154 on the actual test. That's like literally a 15-20 question swing to go even from 165 to 154, let alone 171 to 154. Something must have gone catastrophically wrong. Did you have serious testing anxiety? Did you bubble a section wrong? I mean we're not talking a typical bad day here. If something like that happened obviously retake.



I don't have test taking anxiety but I am a person who is super indecisive and always second guess myself. This is just my personality. I never go with my gut and always overthink, which is what happened to me during LR sections. LG and RC sections are fine for me (I get like at least 2-3 questions wrong) but with LR, I find myself usually having an answer and then second-guessing myself.

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Re: 3.97 GPA 154 LSAT

Postby GFox345 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:17 am

redbulls2595 wrote:
GFox345 wrote:Frankly, I don't even understand how you can go from PTing in the high 160s and get a 154 on the actual test. That's like literally a 15-20 question swing to go even from 165 to 154, let alone 171 to 154. Something must have gone catastrophically wrong. Did you have serious testing anxiety? Did you bubble a section wrong? I mean we're not talking a typical bad day here. If something like that happened obviously retake.



I don't have test taking anxiety but I am a person who is super indecisive and always second guess myself. This is just my personality. I never go with my gut and always overthink, which is what happened to me during LR sections. LG and RC sections are fine for me (I get like at least 2-3 questions wrong) but with LR, I find myself usually having an answer and then second-guessing myself.


I guess I understand, but it still strikes me as weird that you would score more than 10 points lower on the real deal than you do consistently in practice tests. What did you do differently? Finding the answer to that and correcting it is very important. I literally cannot tell you how huge it would be even if you hit the bottom of your PT range on the real deal. With your GPA, you'd likely be in the T14 with some small money and in a lot of the T20 with good money. Please consider taking time off to retake and reapply. It will literally change your life.

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Re: 3.97 GPA 154 LSAT

Postby redbulls2595 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:19 am

GFox345 wrote:
redbulls2595 wrote:
GFox345 wrote:Frankly, I don't even understand how you can go from PTing in the high 160s and get a 154 on the actual test. That's like literally a 15-20 question swing to go even from 165 to 154, let alone 171 to 154. Something must have gone catastrophically wrong. Did you have serious testing anxiety? Did you bubble a section wrong? I mean we're not talking a typical bad day here. If something like that happened obviously retake.



I don't have test taking anxiety but I am a person who is super indecisive and always second guess myself. This is just my personality. I never go with my gut and always overthink, which is what happened to me during LR sections. LG and RC sections are fine for me (I get like at least 2-3 questions wrong) but with LR, I find myself usually having an answer and then second-guessing myself.


I guess I understand, but it still strikes me as weird that you would score more than 10 points lower on the real deal than you do consistently in practice tests. What did you do differently? Finding the answer to that and correcting it is very important. I literally cannot tell you how huge it would be even if you hit the bottom of your PT range on the real deal. With your GPA, you'd likely be in the T14 with some small money and in a lot of the T20 with good money. Please consider taking time off to retake and reapply. It will literally change your life.


I tried figuring it out when I took it the second time and then I saw that I did improved with my second score but still felt a bit short - to me, it's just the fact that I usually don't go with my gut because when I checked the actual answer key and test , I had the right answers for some of the questions but went with a different choice.

I will consider retaking it once all my decisions are in just to see what the law schools will offer me in terms of money and then decide from there.

Thanks for the feedback!!

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Re: 3.97 GPA 154 LSAT

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