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Retaking: Chances for improvement?
« on: April 13, 2006, 05:13:56 PM »
I'm admittedly not entirely at peace with my LSAT score and am considering a retake.  Does LSAC (or anyone else) keep data on odds of improving one's score the second time around?
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Re: Retaking: Chances for improvement?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2006, 05:19:50 PM »
Put 'em in yo mouth!

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Re: Retaking: Chances for improvement?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2006, 09:30:14 AM »
God damn, man. That picture seems to go a little too far. Is this a porn site?
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Re: Retaking: Chances for improvement?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2006, 09:46:34 AM »
God damn, man. That picture seems to go a little too far. Is this a porn site?

The scrotes are fake. They were crafted from that stuff George Lucas used to make Yoda in Star Wars
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Re: Retaking: Chances for improvement?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2006, 12:50:04 PM »
I'm admittedly not entirely at peace with my LSAT score and am considering a retake.  Does LSAC (or anyone else) keep data on odds of improving one's score the second time around?

Yeah, on average people only improve about 2 points..which, in the big picture, really isnt worth it. However, that is only an average. If your previous score was significantly lower than your practice range (i.e. at LEAST 4/5 points) than the chances of you improving substantially are much greater (in my opinion). I think there is a difference between retakers who think they'll do much better because they've seen the test before, and those who just screwed up the first time. More often than not, you don't screw up twice.

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Re: Retaking: Chances for improvement?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2006, 05:49:37 PM »
1 person retook a 179
2 people retook a 178

wtf, why?


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Re: Retaking: Chances for improvement?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2006, 10:12:03 AM »
1 person retook a 179
2 people retook a 178

wtf, why?



Insanity.  It also might be that one guy who has taken the test a ton of times, just to see how many 180s he can get.