« on: August 13, 2008, 06:40:43 PM »
I graduated from a well regarded university last year with a high GPA in a demanding program, and have been taking the LSAT on and off for quite a while (both before and since graduating.) I have taken the LSAT three times in three years and can't seem to pull my score up above the mid 150's, even with a tutor. I'm hoping to retake in October, and have studied virtually everything that's out there (LGB, LRB, etc...), and have taken several dozen preptests cumatively (20 - mid 40's) since I started originally studying several years ago. My games stay constant at -7, my RC about -5 and my LR's average between -8 to -10 each. There's not each a specific question type I'm missing, it's just all across the board.
I took a half a year off from studying after my second attempt in Dec 07 due to other academic commitments, and feel I'm not getting anyplace, although I can't understand why. I'm also concerned that if I'm having this amount of trouble with the "older" tests, I might get slammed when trying again with the newer, much more recent tests (i.e. 50's).
A good part of me feels like giving up on this and can't stand to look at this anymore, although the other part says law school will be far more intense (albeit much less abstract which I'm absolutely fine with) and hopes my score will rise by a few points with a retake and feels like what do I have to lose by retaking a fourth time since I won't be starting law school until next fall. To make matters more troubling, the schools I am focused on are in the 60's, 70's and 80's with median LSAT's of around 159. I feel that If I don't retake, I'll be sunk when applying.
So, any advice on how to get unstuck?