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Well, pretty much the only thing that is holding me back from ls is the LSAT.. I know I can do better than i test (146)....I've been out of school for quite a while, so I find it's hard to get get into "test mode" if that makes sense...I look at the other attempts as practice...

i am going to focus on a section every week- sort of a rotation.. I'd really like a tutor- but i blew all my money on kaplan, so that's out the window! :(

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 3rd times a charm?
« on: July 01, 2005, 06:27:23 AM »
You're an inspiration, blonde.  I support your cause 100%.  Study hard!  You can certainly do better.  And don't hesitate to ask questions - whenever you have them. 

thanks! Everyone has been unbelievably supportive on here- I am so glad I found this site!! :) I consider this my LSAT family :)...You guys can all "relate", whereas my friends have no real clue about the LSAT hell (all they know is, "it's a test- just study" LOL-- we here at LSD know what the LSAT is all about..

Studying for the LSAT / Re: My great news!
« on: June 30, 2005, 11:05:29 AM »
that is terrific!! Congrats!!! :)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 3rd times a charm?
« on: June 30, 2005, 11:00:48 AM »
This time you should study.  ;) Good luck!

You're absoutely right- I mean, i took the LSAT 2x, and not once did I crack a book or put any effort into it..What was I thinking? ;)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Give Up on My Dream?
« on: June 30, 2005, 10:52:07 AM »
With a 3.3 and a 155+ on your next test, you can probably get into an ABA approved law school. I am sure you will be fine. Seriously consider going to a school that is not ABA approved. It's not as if you can't find work in that state. If I remember correctly, California has like 17 of them. Best of luck!

I apologize in advance, I'm not trying to pick on just one person here.  However, these types of sentiments seem to be coming up a lot on this board.  There is NOTHING wrong with a 3.3 and a 155.  These are decent numbers that will get you into plenty of (ABA approved!) law schools.  The OP with a 142 may have to do some out of state searching, but if it's REALLY a dream there's no reason you can't make it happen. 

This board is not representative of applicants, a lot of the people here have scored exceptionally well.  Please do not get discouraged and think you can no longer go to law school because you don't have a 3.8 with a 170.  Please do not think that you can't practice law unless you go to a T25 school!!!  I have many friends that went to T3 and T4 schools and they have great jobs and great lives.

Well said!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 3rd times a charm?
« on: June 30, 2005, 09:45:16 AM »
thanks everyone:).. I just couldn't live with myself if i didn't give it one more shot.. I don't believe 146 is the best i can do...And at least i will know after the 3rd time that i would have to stop..

But hopefully my school will admit me to their spring term so I don't have to retake :).. Either way, I have a plan..

Studying for the LSAT / 3rd times a charm?
« on: June 30, 2005, 09:23:59 AM »
I've decided to re-take the October LSAT while my spring application is pending for a local t4 school..

I am either really committed to being a lawyer, or am a massachist.. I haven't decided yet..

I also have to keep this secret from my family/roommate/friends, as they have begged me not to do this again...(That's why I am telling people on here)

This time I am going to get those bibles everyone talks about on here, and I may check out testmasters180..

Let the games begin!!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Give Up on My Dream?
« on: June 30, 2005, 07:54:14 AM »
Thanks for all the feedback.  My gpa is 3.3 amd I went to Rutgers.  I do have anxiety problems with standardize exams but I know I'm not stupid.  You can say someone is stupid just because they scored low on a silly test.  I got into grad school, so I cant be dumb.  I did well on the GRE.  I think I put too much pressue on myself with this test.  I took a powerscore full prep course and was scoring in the 150s on the practice exams.  I know I can improve,  I think it was bad timing and anxiety.

I think anyone with an average level of intelligence can score at least in the high 150s if he/she has studied properly. Maybe ADDs are an exception.

I don't know if I necessarily agree with that..I took several IQ tests over the years, and I always scored between 118-120 (which from what I was told  was higher than average IQ), and unfortunately never scored past a 146 (with tons of prep)

That's not to say though that I chose the right route of LSAT prep (I took Kaplan).

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Give Up on My Dream?
« on: June 30, 2005, 07:50:33 AM »
Hey guys, I have a problem.  I took the October 2004 lsat and got a 140. I attempted to take the December 2004 lsat and ended up canceling.  Then I took a powerscore course and took the June 2005 Lsat and only got a 142.  I don't know what else to do.  I want to take the test again, but my limit is up.  Unless I get permission from a dean of a law school to take the test again, I'll have to wait till october 2006 to take it again.  Should I give up my dream of going to law school because of this test or should I wait it out and retake it again in the future?  I am currently a grad student, so I have that going for me.


I hate it when other people tell me this but I would recommending you of being satisfied with your score.  Your consecutive scoring of 140 and 142 are an indicator that you did not improve at all.  I dunno if you are plain stupid or just lack motivation, but 140 and 142 sound like low scores. 

If you have grad school, then why you thinking about lawschool???  Finish your stuff first.  But, you should give up because you seem like one of those people that do not improve.  You have nothing to say.  If you have gotten at least 150 on the second test then I would advise you to take it again.  However 142 after 140 sounds pathetic. 

I "dunno" if you are "plain stupid", but what horrible advice/comments to give.. Get over yourself... Who are you to say anything? You're just a random poster who feels the need to take down someone's dream.. The OP is someone who is trying and is asking for help, and you are being rude...

I think a good lawyer is not borne from a great LSAT score, but the drive and determination it takes to get through law school......And the OP sounds like he has it..

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