« on: October 25, 2008, 09:43:57 PM »
I understand snickersnicker - after my June LSAT i was SO shocked at my score. I thought I was 165 at the lowest, and there you have it. To be honest, as a re-taker, and in your case I don't think it has to do with studying. I'm sure you put in a lot of work, and I saw your PT scores and honestly - some people just do not excel at standardized testing and I've come to accept that I am one of them. I do believe 100% that the LSAT is a learnable test, but there are a lot of other factors that happen on test day (stress/nerves/writing in a room with hundreds of others). I know that I'm capable of higher than the score I got (I don't even remember the last time I got a 163 doing a PT) and for all my courses, I in fact excel at exams, but for some reason with this little test, I overthink the questions or something. So try not to be too disheartened. A 166 is not terrible at all and you have an excellent gpa. You should definitely retake because Georgetown looks at the highest anyway don't they? And honestly, I believe the incidence of retakes will only increase over the years. Try not to look at it as the end but just a hiccup along the line, and thankfully you've got a lot of time to sort everything out.