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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Take the exam again?
« on: February 28, 2012, 07:27:08 PM »


Which law schools are you interested in applying to?
Have you only taken the LSAT once and only have 158 on your LSAC record?
When are you planning to apply and subsequently start law school?
How much time did you spend preparing before taking the December test and how did you prepare?

Since most, but not all, law schools now focus on the highest reported LSAT score rather than average score when evaluating applications from people with multiple reported scores, if you can score significantly higher than 158 on a future administration you should re-take the test. Of course the decision depends in large part on the admission numbers ranges of the schools you are aiming for since your current numbers qualify you for admission to many lower ranked schools, so knowing the admission statistics of your target schools is critical to your question.

I was hoping for University of Texas, Georgetown, or UVA. But those according to the LSAC counter is out of reach.
I have only taken the LSAT once, and I got a 158.
I am planning to apply this summer, and I want to apply this summer as well (before Sept.)
I would like to start law school this fall.
I took Testmasters class last summer to prepare me for the October test date. I didn't feel prepared so waited for December test date. I used the time in between October and December to continue studying. Taking two practice tests a week, and studying question types and logic games. Between October and December, the only thing I did was study. I didn't have a job at the time.
Since I have been toying around with taking the exam, I have taken another practice test and I scored a 164. I have been told though that the day of the actual exam, most test-takers score at least 5 points lower than they did on practice tests.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Take the exam again?
« on: February 27, 2012, 12:53:59 PM »
What specific information would be needed to better evaluate my chances?

I am more than willing to provide them given they're not too intrusive.

I appreciate your honesty! Thank you!

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Studying for the LSAT / Take the exam again?
« on: February 27, 2012, 12:00:02 AM »
I took the exam last December, and I scored a 158. I have a 3.3 GPA from a Ivy League school. Should I retake the LSAT or do I stand a good chance of getting into a decent law school?

appreciate any thoughts :)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 2 Weeks before Test and Score Not High Enough
« on: November 15, 2011, 10:51:54 AM »
I'm having the most problem with the logic game section. I can't seem to finish in time. I was told that logic games just take a lot of practice. but do you know of another method/ strategy?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: URGENT - Death in family- taking December test
« on: November 15, 2011, 09:58:44 AM »
Can you take it in February?  If so, I would definitely delay it.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 2 Weeks before Test and Score Not High Enough
« on: November 14, 2011, 06:02:05 PM »
I took a three month prep course with Testmasters. The class ended in October, and I have been studying on my own since then. I am using their test materials.

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Studying for the LSAT / 2 Weeks before Test and Score Not High Enough
« on: November 14, 2011, 05:15:46 PM »
I am taking the December 3rd LSAT, and right now I am getting 161 on my practice tests.

I have been taking 2-3 practices tests a week, reviewing the practice tests, practicing types of questions I get wrong, and working on timing. I would like to bring my score up to 168 at least.

What else should I be doing? And how best should I use the days I have left?

I'd appreciate any suggestions.

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Studying for the LSAT / LSAT: Mixing Study Material
« on: April 17, 2011, 02:05:44 AM »
Hi,

Right now I am living in a small town that doesn't offer any LSAT courses that I need. I plan on moving closer to a city that offers TestMasters in June, but until then I WANT/NEED to start studying. So my question...

Would it hurt my score/ be confusing if I started studying using the Princeton LSAT Review and then switched to the TestMasters? Or am I just worrying over nothing?

I'd REALLY APPRECIATE any advice. Specifically am I being silly.

My GPA sucks, so I don't want to take any chances with doing my best on the lsat.

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Law School Applications / Re: Advice needed!!
« on: January 03, 2011, 04:52:41 PM »
thanks for all the tips! I'll take it all into consideration

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Law School Applications / Re: Advice needed!!
« on: January 03, 2011, 12:12:46 AM »
Well I've been getting pressure to do post-bac classes but I'm not sure if that's necessary or not. Should I be putting all my effort into the LSAT? Just kinda wanted a 2nd opinion to see

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