I've got a question that you guys might be able to help me with. Okay ao here's where I'm at:
About a year ago - I took the practice 1996 LSAT and made a 145. It was my first time to look at any LSAT material and when I graded it I didn't try to figure out why my answers were wrong, I just marked through the ones I missed on the answer sheet. Figuring that 145 was a bad score, I stopped looking at LSAT stuff thinking I'd never improve.
This year - I got to wondering if another year of college (and a load of critical reading there) might improve my score. So I took the same test over again and this time I made a 157. I vaguely remembered the topic of the questions but certainly could not remember what the answers were (after all, I never reasoned them out after the first time).
So here's my question... does this new score give me any hope?
I want to say yes because I did not remember the answers (nor did I look at LSAT material for a complete year), have had quite a bit of reading practice in the past year, and finished in enough time to possibly counteract the fact that I had long ago seen the questions before.
But I also want to say no largely because it was the same test (I didn't want to pay for a new one this early on) and therefore I wondered if the test would be totally useless. Also a 12 point jump in year might be impossible without any studying at all (LSAT studying that is).
What do you guys think? Should I be happy that my score improved from 145 to 157? I still have another year or so before I have to take it, and I will actually study for it/take a class when that time comes to boost my score.