« on: August 10, 2006, 08:53:09 PM »
...they pull me back in.
June score: 166 (-14)
After a month of rest and reflection on past higher practice scores,
combined with the new multiple test reporting policy and a realization that even a few more points would make a huge difference for top schools, I considered a retake for Sept.
I took 3 PTs I hadn't taken in full before (although inevitably did recognize a couple questions but not enough to remember the answers)
PT 29: 170 (-12)
PT 33: 172 (-10)
PT 37: 169 (-12)
I'm convinced I can get my score higher then it was in June, in fact I'd be flabergasted if it went lower. If it only improves by a couple points and doesn't push me into my reach schools, then no harm done. But on the off chance I can break 170, I'd be in good shape (truthfully 171 for a school like GULC which says theyre still avg unless its a 5 point difference).
So, I've just registered for Sept. I'll have to balance studying with Fall semester, but I can do it, as I did much of my June prep during Spring semester anyway. In an effort to get some new resources to study with/use, I plan to purchase:
Nova Master the LSAT since everyone seems to really like its RC chapter and the way it breaks down game types.
Kaplan 180, even if they're not real questions, Ive heard its a great drill to improve on hard games.
Official Superprep, Im not sure if these tests have been released otherwise, but the strategies should be valuable.
Plus, I'll be able to "retake" my Kaplan course, or more truthfully have access to their preptests to practice on since suprisingly I didn't do the 3 or 4 most recent tests I don't think.
So, here we go again. I just felt incomplete and unfulfilled ever since I got back my score, and I do apologise if that rubs people scoring lower the wrong way, as I don't mean to, but it has been frustrating knowing I practiced higher and even just a 2 point increase would push me into the median for many of my reach schools.
And here my goal for the summer was to finish a Personal Statement. I've barely started. I think I'll put the LSAT away for the next couple weeks and concentrate on hashing out the PS, and then when the semester begins at the end of the month, start the month long LSAT grind.