I was wondering what your collective opinions are on the following: I took the lsat twice, once in October once in December my scores were a 156 and 166 respectively. Most law schools want explanations for a significant score increase and most schools seem to consider 10 points a significant increase.
I feel selecting a tune from the LSAT anxiety jukebox (ie. I got no sleep, I was nervous, My test taking neighbor was distracting, I was slightly shorted on time) is unconvincing although most of these factors were operating during my October test day.
Should I play a goody but oldy for the Adcomms or should I simply say something to the effect of "My October exam was far astray from my scores and their average on at least a dozen of my practice lsats (strictly timed). My October testing conditions were not conducive to scoring well and I think this shows in my first score. My second score is more in line with where I was practicing, my University work, and my research endeavors and I feel is more reflective of my true ability and potential".
Thanks for your feedback!