Rocketbot:Time to start encouraging yourself ahead of June's retake. Go back over the October-to-Dec threads, and see the people (like Cascagrossa, et. al.) who disappointed themselves in OCT, and came through big time in DEC.I was testing in the 172-177 range a dozen+ tests ahead of FEB 12, but I was so sure I had BOMBED, thinking I might not even have broken 160, my 168 came as a welcome relief.The difference between our scores is probably only 2-4 questions, which might be 2-4 lucky guesses on my part. Also, I'm 38, and having a crack at HYS doesn't matter to me. I have an outside, but reasonable, chance at my fantasy school (Northwestern), and there's NO WAY I'm retaking.YOu probably only needed a trial run at the real thing. Also, our test was brutal, and what's more, even though we don't know for sure, it sounds like we got rooked on the scale. You're not the only one grievously disappointed. Chin up, Rocket. June is only 3 months away. Take some time off to regroup, then get back to work. If you can score 170s on practice tests, you CAN break 170 on the real thing. They're the same type questions, the same time limit, everything. Encouragement and optimism are the watchwords of the day.
Dude, I feel you on this. My best advice is to retake it and pray for a less harsh test. It worked for me and even though it would have been better if I never took the October test at all, it's better than wallowing in self-pity over a 164 which is a score most people would love to have (which is what I did for a month).Love,Q
Thank you, yeah. I think I was just overconfident for some reason, but at the same time burnt out from studying so much. I think once I had been averaging 175 for quite a few consecutive tests I should have given it a rest. I think because I kept getting solid 170+ practices I was too laid back going into the test perhaps.Starresky you are my inspiration. I have got to pull off a big improvement, and quit obsessing and just kick ass.
I know this probably doesn't help, but you did not bomb the LSAT. It's a hard test by any measure, and you scored better than most people who take it.Bombing the LSAT is like a 140 or something. You didn't do as well as you'd like, but so many people out there would love to have your score.