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It was *definitely* worth it for me to get two points higher on my third try (163, 166, 168).  Money went up 10k per year at my target school.  I was already admitted with money, but they reexamined and upped it.  That's 30k I don't have to worry about due to two freakin' points.

I had no hard evidence that I could do better, but felt like I had a reasonable expectation of doing better.  I didn't get my target of 172 (alas, I screwed up on my strength, logic games, and had to guess on about 5 questions there), but apparently, 2 points make a big difference anyway.

I considered just sticking with what I had.  I was already in at my target school.  But I went ahead again because the small investment (relatively) had such a huge upside.  I mean, if you consider test fee, prep materials, vacation time used to study, and incidentals, it still only amounts to maybe $1,000 (probably way less). That's $1k and sweat for a $30k return.

That logic games section will haunt me (170 was in my grasp!), but still, 30k is 30k and it's at a great school.  I'm glad I retook.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb Results
« on: February 27, 2009, 03:57:51 PM »
Rather than reinvent the wheel, I'll just post this helpful link that someone else referenced:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=52197

Sorry that it's on the other forum.  I don't have the patience to use the sucky search feature here to find a like one.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb Results
« on: February 27, 2009, 02:59:11 PM »
Go to "Account Status," then "LSAT."  Score will be in the "Score" column when the time comes.  The infamous "box" is also located on that page as well as on the aforementioned page.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb Results
« on: February 27, 2009, 02:41:44 PM »
Go to "My docs," then "LSAT" in your LSAC account.  In the "Update" field, if there is a date listed, your box is filled.  If not, it's not.

Mine is now filled as of 3:35 or so Central.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb Results
« on: February 27, 2009, 01:40:52 PM »
I'm supposed to be working on a project at work.  I'd been good until about 2:00.  Now I'm getting antsy.  I wonder what the server spikes are like at the LSAC on days like today?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb Results
« on: February 27, 2009, 01:35:09 PM »
Sounds like some boxes are filled: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=59977&start=2425

I assume that's trustworthy....

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb Results
« on: February 27, 2009, 01:21:36 PM »
Anyone's box filled yet? 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb Results
« on: February 23, 2009, 09:18:48 AM »
Anyone on edge yeat about the results comming the end of this week or first part of next?

If the past three years are any indication (and I can't see a reason to believe that they aren't), we can expect them on Friday:

2006, test was on February 4, scores were released February 24, 20 days later.
2007, test was on February 10, scores were released March 2, 20 days later. 
2008, test was on February 2, scores were released February 22, again, 20 days later.

For us, test was on February 7, scores will likely be released February 27.  No guarantees, of course.  The LSAC can do whatever they want to.

(Data obtained by searching archives of LSD--pretty sure I got the real ones and avoided the flames.)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb. LSAT Roll Call! Who's in?
« on: February 06, 2009, 11:35:53 AM »
I'm in.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Post your section breakdown
« on: July 03, 2008, 08:33:45 PM »
RC: -2 (I think that ties for my best on RC.  Normally my weakest.  Ah, the irony)
LR: -3 (slightly worse than average)
LR: -6 (Maybe I got tired?  Bah)
LG: -3 (I only missed one in December, and rarely missed more than 2 in practice, so that's disappointing)

For a 166.  I can't complain, though.  I didn't study for the last two months because I had pretty much written off moving for law school (another baby on the way, other circumstances).  Feeling like I did well on the test kind of reenergized me with "top" law school thoughts.  And I'm competitive.  Having not looked at an LSAT question for at least a month prior to the test, this isn't bad.  Does make me wonder what could have been.  No stupid mistakes in LG for a 169 and only one more correct LR for a 170?  Being more practiced in LR for a 99th percentile?...  I hate regrets. Ah well.

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