« on: April 08, 2005, 04:48:27 PM »
It seems to me you have all the right 'tools' to score well. I mean, the other thing is, everyone has a limit within a given time frame. I did not take TM or powerscore but know many people that took them, and many of them after they took Kaplan (don't know about princton review). They all did their best score increases after TM and powerscore.
I am a 1L PT evening, and did not take a course. I did not score that well, but I didn't prepare for it also so what can I expect. I'm probably in a little different situation as yourself, as I have been in the work force for over 10 years and am just making a career change. I don't care about tiers and I don't care about statistics about salary, employment, etc.
I think you just have to try your hardest and go for it. If you feel extra time will help, then take the time off. Personally, it doesn't help me at all. I'll just veg or do something else. Since you already took it once, and if you don't do well on the 2nd one, just go to a lower tiered school and prove everyone wrong that LSAT doesn't reflect how well you do in school, do well, and transfer up. And if you don't, you don't. School is important but really not the end all of your future/life. There are many people that went to non first tier schools that have succeeded as lawyers and become judges.
Good luck and sorry I couldn't be more help.