« on: July 25, 2006, 10:18:34 PM »
I took it last October and I got a 160 after blowing part of my best section. Don't let your score get you down. I cried and cried and was depressed for a while as I did so much better on practice tests. But I got into University of Baltimore with a full scholarship. The school might not have a high ranking but it is a very good school, IMO, regionally. There are a lot over undervalued schools out there.
The damn thing kicked my ass. I was consistently practicing around 163-165.
Irony of ironies: Logic games was my best section after always being my weakest.
My initial reaction is "F*ck that! I KNOW I can do a lot better." But part of me is thinking: "Why bother? Maybe my worse-than-expected performance is a sign that law is not the path I am supposed to take."
You can still get into a good school with that score. I got a 159 when I took it last year and had similar feelings to what you're expressing now..I cried my eyes out, in fact.
Don't get too down on yourself. Lots of people underperform on the LSAT. T14 might not be a realistic option for you, but if your main priority is to be a lawyer, then a lower T1 or T2 will suffice. Many schools in that range have excellent regional reputations and might even throw some scholarship money your way (that was my experience).