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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Are you all brains???
« on: October 05, 2006, 09:43:58 AM »
I was also wondering this ... and maybe (hopefully) that will mean that the predictions on this site for the curve are off a bit?  I mean ... everywhere on the internet, it seems like the most vocal group is the higher scoring one (for the LSAT) ... and even many of this group claim that this test was 'hard' (especially reading comp. ... and even though many claim games was "easy" it was somewhat tricky for many).  I'm hoping for a good curve, actually :) ... although I have no idea / don't remember exactly how many I missed - heh.

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I know that my opinion is opposite some others, but if you think there is a chance that you did NOT misbubble, and you scored well, I would NOT cancel.  Even if you were wrong and end up with a lower score, an addendum explaining that you misbubbled due to diabetetes related blood sugar issues will make most law schools consider your higher score (that you will presumably receive in December) much more (if they don't already).  Especially if you (like me) really do NOT want to retake ... I mean, if you cancel you MUST retake in December, but if you don't there is a chance that you will do OK/well and not have to ever think about the LSAT again!  Personally, unless I do terribly, I would rather go to a decent lower tiered school than retake the LSAT to try to get into the top 50/100.

I'm agreeing with most of this, but I sceptical about how much persuasion an addendum explaining the situation would have.   You're right, I would like to avoid retaking, especially now that I'm back in school. I can't imagine juggling LSAT preparation, homework/tests, and my job. And the cramming I would have to do the Sat. night/Sunday before the finals would really suck.

Granted, I've only heard from admissions people from about 3 schools (UC, N.Kentucky, Dayton), but it seems like they strongly consider addendums (unless it's like ... explaining their speeding ticket or something) ... and now many schools consider the higher LSAT score over the lower one if it has been taken twice.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: What will the September LSAT Curve be?
« on: October 05, 2006, 02:05:26 AM »
Everyone here is all 170, 165 happy ... but I want to know how the potential -10,-9,-14 will trickle down to scores of 160 or even 155.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Me whining ... feel free to comment.
« on: October 05, 2006, 01:58:49 AM »
Weird...when you look at this topic on the main "Studying for the LSAT" page it shows that there are 0 responses.   ???

Hmmm ... try reloading the page?  It shows the responses on my computer  ???

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Me whining ... feel free to comment.
« on: October 05, 2006, 01:57:57 AM »
just wait until you start spending 4 or 5 strait hours on it.

Haha ... yeah, I'm already here instead of in bed  ::)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Me whining ... feel free to comment.
« on: October 05, 2006, 01:53:12 AM »
Thanks everyone for your thoughts :)  I am feeling much better now ... I take back regretting coming to this website ;)

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I know that my opinion is opposite some others, but if you think there is a chance that you did NOT misbubble, and you scored well, I would NOT cancel.  Even if you were wrong and end up with a lower score, an addendum explaining that you misbubbled due to diabetetes related blood sugar issues will make most law schools consider your higher score (that you will presumably receive in December) much more (if they don't already).  Especially if you (like me) really do NOT want to retake ... I mean, if you cancel you MUST retake in December, but if you don't there is a chance that you will do OK/well and not have to ever think about the LSAT again!  Personally, unless I do terribly, I would rather go to a decent lower tiered school than retake the LSAT to try to get into the top 50/100.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Me whining ... feel free to comment.
« on: October 05, 2006, 01:46:51 AM »
with your gpa, i think dayton or chase might take you, even with a 150 lsat

Thanks - that makes me feel a bit better :)

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Studying for the LSAT / Me whining ... feel free to comment.
« on: October 05, 2006, 01:33:25 AM »
It's hilarious how I felt pretty decent right after taking the LSAT, but now after looking around this website I am feeling crappy - hah.  I haven't even looked at all of your predictions for the 'credited responses' since I barely remember any of the questions/answers and I don't want to freak myself out for nothing.

Does anyone else feel like they are happily going along w/ life now, but then they remember the LSAT and get unhappy/nervous all of a sudden.  I thought I'd be so thrilled to be finished (and I am), but now I'm just nervous about getting my score ... and it isn't like there is anything I can do about it (like study - lol).

Here is my deal - I took the PR class and my scores ranged from about 155-161 on the diagnostics - I was always just so frickin' inconsistent.  I keep feeling like I may have done worse on the real test ... like a 153 :(  I dunno ... I just didn't do as well as I should have on the games (I just couldn't get good deductions on the last 2 and I know that the reading comp. was hard, but I can never really tell how I'm doing on that - I did them out of order and I did the 3 long ones first then guess/rushed on short mexican one)  Although who knows - I could be surprised with a higher score (pleeease!)  I'm just not sure what I will do.  If I randomly totally BOMB (under a 150), I will probably halt applications and retake in December (even though the thought of more studying and retaking the test seriously makes me want to scream and cry!)

Basically, I'm just not sure what to do if I get like ... a 151-155 ... I mean, I KNOW that I COULD do better than that ... I was pretty nervous/stressed for the test (and got about 2 hours of sleep the night before), but I really don't want to take it again.  I am perfectly happy attending a tier 3 or 4 school (I am strongly considering Northern Kentucky (Chase) and University of Dayton - I've heard their admissions people speak and they seem really serious and positive about their schools and I know people who have gone to these schools, graduated, and are successful) ... but I'm nervous that I won't get into ANY school with a low-ish 150's score.  I really hope all this fretting is for nothing, but ugh ... I just want to have a plan ... like a cut-off score that I will say "Ok, I got ___, now I am going to retake or now I am not going to retake."  :-\

I really want to go to the University of Cincinnati ... but their scores (on usnews) are 156-162 ... I really hope I fall into that range!

My GPA is a 3.86, btw.  I hate feeling like I'm a really smart person and should be scoring higher on this stupid test, but I'm just ... not.  blaaah.  I should never have come to this website!  ;)

Any input?  Expeiences?  ???

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I was told not to cancel unless something absolutely horrible happens - like you throw up all over your test (lol) or you freak out or get sick and have to leave before you are finished; however, what happened to you seems pretty awful/extreme.  It's really how you feel about potentially having a score lower than a 160 show up ... it would be pretty reasonable to write an addendum giving your situation (especially the medical/diabetes part) to show why you have that low score ... and you can decide to retake in December.  Personally, I am pretty much against cancelling ... I mean, what if you (or we) did better than we thought.  I would rather avoid retaking this horrendous tests at all costs and that is what is keeping me from cancelling (not that I even really considered it - I just felt like I could have done better, but I'm sure everyone feels like that).

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