Hello LSD org members--I have a very unfortunate situation before me.I have in the past cancelled the lsat scores 2x (the 1st time was just to experience the testing environment with out studying for it), have taken this past Dec's test, scored poorly on that test and now have 1 more chance to take the test.I just took a test and scored a 157. However, I have taken all of the tests except for Sept 09. I was wondering with 1 more chance left should I just bust my butt to take June's or take it this coming Oct? Also if I do take it in october I dont know the best way to study incrementally for Oct's test?Any suggestions--also would I still have a chance at getting accepted to schools with this history? Thank you and I will definitely appreciate all harsh and critical honest answers
I never believed in luck. I only know of hard work and talent. The results I get in practice do mean something at the end of the day. Practice is meant to polish and become better at certain skill areas. For example, if a boy was bad at shooting in the field of basketball and scored only 20% of the time, and kept practicing and a few months later was scoring 40% of the time in the field, he has improved obviously. Place him in a game his field goal percentage would possibly decrease because of other variables but not back at 20%, possibly 25-36 percent of the time in the field. The test is different though as there aren't many different variable like other players, exhaustion, sight, and concentration. If more of your practice tests are based on actual questions from previous LSAT tests, then your percentage of scoring higher on the actual test increases. The variables I have are an endless amount of paper and extended time placed on certain sections. You take those two options out, my score will probably go down a little, but not by much. The practice tests do mean something at the end of the day. Do not discount them as mere elementary tests. The practice tests mean nothing in terms of taking a real LSAT as there are multiple variables to consider that I do not consider when taking a practice test. However, that does not mean my score will drop dramatically.