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THE SCORE THREAD!

Re: THE SCORE THREAD!
« Reply #320 on: October 21, 2006, 07:10:48 AM »
159...Just signed up to retake in December.  Reading Comp killed me...bubbled in C for 5 of the last 7 and guessed on 2 b/c I ran out of time...the only 2 i guessed on happened to be C...I don't know whether to laugh or cry  :-\

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Re: THE SCORE THREAD!
« Reply #321 on: October 21, 2006, 07:27:34 AM »

yea i got a 169 too for bloody stupid mistakes... 6 points below my avg. trying to decide whether or not to retake.. but have 3.79 GPA from ivy school, might just let it sit. georgetown is my first choice...

I'm thinking of retaking too, but I probably won't because 169 should be okay since I'm not applying to top schools...and the December test is right before my finals week.  But isn't it irritating to see how little stupid mistakes ruin your score  >:(  I'm afraid if I take it again, I'll go into the center with the mentality that I'm going to make mistakes.  Well, good luck to you, whatever you decide.

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Re: THE SCORE THREAD!
« Reply #322 on: October 21, 2006, 07:31:19 AM »
scored 4 below my average for a 165. I'm pretty bummed, but it doesn't surprise me a whole lot. Here's hoping for the UT resident boost!

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Re: THE SCORE THREAD!
« Reply #323 on: October 21, 2006, 07:48:34 AM »
How is the new ABA retake policy shaping up for everyone?  I see one 16-pt spread (163->179)...great job by the way.

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Re: THE SCORE THREAD!
« Reply #324 on: October 21, 2006, 09:43:20 AM »
170!!!  WhoooHooo!!  I'm absolutely thrilled!

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« Reply #325 on: October 21, 2006, 10:11:44 AM »
161 which was 4 less than what I was averaging :(

Re: THE SCORE THREAD!
« Reply #326 on: October 21, 2006, 10:35:25 AM »
How do you think law schools who still assess multiple LSAT scores on a case-by-case basis will look at my application (a 16 point spread is a little odd)?

Congrats to all of you and good luck for you re-testers, you'll do awesome in December!

I think they're gonna think you're AWESOME. And I think you are awesome because you give people like me hope. a SIXTEEN point spread. (Does this mean I could get a 180? :o) Dude how did you study? did you study at all for the last LSAT? What's the reason for such a huge discrepancy? I might contact you.. so embrace yourself. :o

Thanks for the kind words.

I took a regular Kaplan prep class in March and April for the June test (diag = 165). After school ended, I went home and spent all of May (3 hours a day, 6 days a week) studying on my own and using all of the extra Kaplan materials available to me (especially the pacing book, which is simply a prepbook filled with lots of sections from real tests sorted by type with explainations online). 

I took the June test and I knew from the moment I left that I'd bombed. I should have canceled. Nothing was really wrong with me, I was just as nervous as you can get and the test center sucked (tiny little desks, dim lighting, freezing cold).

I also thought the June RC's science passage about maize biology was crazy-hard, worse even than the water basins one this time around (the one RC I missed was on the law passage ??? ).

After I got my score, I took some time off to recover during the rest of July and most of August. I re-took my Kaplan class for free in August and September just to keep me fresh. I knew I could do better and that my score was not representative of my skills. Mainly, I CALMED DOWN as much as I could. I took the few whole preptests which I hadn't already done and re-took a couple of the ones from my prep for June. Controling my nerves was probably the biggest difference.

Feel free to ask more questions. You can do this too! Good luck!

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Re: THE SCORE THREAD!
« Reply #327 on: October 21, 2006, 10:44:00 AM »
Yes the immense amount of material Kaplan disseminates makes up for its lack of actual test taking skills taught. It's a solid prep course for those who do best studying on their own.

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Re: THE SCORE THREAD!
« Reply #328 on: October 21, 2006, 04:42:46 PM »
RC -3
LR1 -1
LG -2
LR2 -3

raw score 91 -> 171

-1 from my highest practice score (172), and +19 from my initial diagnotic (152)

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Re: THE SCORE THREAD!
« Reply #329 on: October 21, 2006, 05:12:24 PM »
RC -3
LR1 -1
LG -2
LR2 -3

raw score 91 -> 171

-1 from my highest practice score (172), and +19 from my initial diagnotic (152)

Lots of people say that this can't be done. Silly them. Congrats.