I was exalted when I got a 171, but the old doubts are creeping back since I've started wandering about this board and xoxo. It is certainly in my abilities to score mid 170s, I did it consistently on practice tests-my range was somewhere between 170 and 175, so I'm on the lower end of my capabilities. I promised myself if I broke 170 I'd never give it another thought, tattoo it on my ass, etc. But since I put the M in mediocre with a 3.44 gpa in Literature, I'm starting to get the fear. I did have a 4.0 my last two years of college and a 3.5 sophmore year--and I'm sure my mid-2-gpa first-year debacle can be explained somewhat in an addendum. But people are talking about a 174 being the new 171 and the scale moving up every year.
My question is, should I retake the LSAT or is it too much of a risk since I'm not scoring high 170s consistently??
I'm not enough of a fool to even consider HYS with my poopy GPA, but I feel like CCN are ALMOST within my reach. I can almost taste them and its killing me. If I had got a 175, I feel like I would have been in. I mean, I'm not quite even a lock at Michigan.
I see three options,
1. Get crazy and take the LSATs again - (high risk, biggest possible pay-off).
2. Focus on securing the best possible job this summer. I'm currently teaching English in Paris--good for diversity essay, or even regular PS, but not exactly stellar WE.
3. Since I have no prospects in the way of great jobs and would probably never be quite as prepared for the LSAT as I was in February (even if I did underperform), I should stop posting annoying, long-winded questions, make friends with a few sommeliers and go try to kiss as many French girls as possible before I leave.