« on: September 23, 2006, 07:46:23 PM »
I'm in the same boat. I'm usually am between 167-170, once in a while, I get an unusual low 160. I'm not 100% confident I'll get the 170 I'm looking for, but, I'm going to go ahead and take it. At this point, I'm not sure I could really DO anything to get those extra 5-10 questions right. There is no pattern to the questions I miss, its all odd ball things here and there.
If you notice a pattern, and you think you can improve, sure postpone. But if you are like me, where your misses are all over the place, is wating going to help? However, I also think a lot of this test is mental. I know I'm not EXACTLY where I want to be, but I am prepared. If you are feeling sketchy, and are thinking "dude, I'm not ready, I'm going to blow it...blah blah blah" It can affect your performance.
Plus, I think with a 3.4, 167, you are looking at a reasonable chance of getting into Emory, especially if you have strong PS, LOR and all of the other fluffy stuff.
If you are just getting out of school, I don't think waiting a year is going to kill you, it might even help as the poster above suggeted.
So, this doens't really help, but I'm just throwing things out there.