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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Retaking for hopes of some financial aid?
« on: June 27, 2005, 02:12:21 PM »
Do others concur? Or is retaking a good idea if you can improve your score even by a few points?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Good but not great... retake in Oct?
« on: June 27, 2005, 01:53:40 PM »
Yea you should feel bad!
Freakin' gunner..

But hey, you gotta believe in yourself, and if you're not satisfied with your score, then it just means you play at a high level.....of course, if I'd gotten a 169...I'd be set...

To each his own..

Studying for the LSAT / Re: So what went wrong
« on: June 27, 2005, 01:50:02 PM »
bls, I think that you have put in a lot of time and effort, you may want to just want to take a little break and then try to put in your best performance in Oct. After all, if things go well in Oct, and as you've said JMLS takes the highest, then you may not need to worry about the other scores.

Of course, there's a risk in taking a break as well, but I think if you really want to pursue this career then you should definitely try one last time. Unlike other potential retakers, you have nothing to lose by not doing well (not meant condescendingly). That fact, plus your motivation and attitude, makes me think this could work out well for you. Good luck!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Good but not great... retake in Oct?
« on: June 27, 2005, 01:39:06 PM »
It's a hard decision, I think analyzing which ones you got wrong may help.

It's especially hard if you did everything you could. In my case, I may have overstudied...or it might have been trying to go too quickly....I am pretty confident I can do better than a 161, but I dread going through all this again.

I had swore I would only take it once...but I never thought I'd get a 161...

Studying for the LSAT / Question for Rocketbot
« on: June 27, 2005, 01:17:04 PM »
I have a question for Rocketbot that I think others may benefit from.
I have read on what you went through, I want to say congrats on all the doors that are going to be opening for you. I wish you the best.

I have to give you credit for your approach, I would be nervous about taking that much time off and then just going after it a few days before. Nevertheless, I do see value in taking a long break from the LSAT and I want to try something similar.

My question is, are you just a freakin' genius, and is this something that us normal people should not even try?? I am probably a bit over average intelligence, with a 30 ACT, and 1350 SAT. I'm not trying to start some childish comparison of standardized scores, and I don't want to be rude by asking yours, but I am just wondering if you have an exceptionally high IQ, or is that 179 a result of great prep (from Dec to Feb), letting the test go (from Feb to June) and then just doing great on test day?

I figure this would help others here who are thinking about a strategy for October...

Studying for the LSAT / Retaking for hopes of some financial aid?
« on: June 27, 2005, 01:06:38 PM »
So I've been lurking here for a long time, but the 161 I just got has baffled me and I'm here contemplating a retake in October.

I would be satisfied with getting into Chicago Kent or Loyola in Chicago, and my numbers (keep in mind the 3.03 GPA is for a BSEE) may be good enough, but they may not. But I started off at 160 so I think I can do better.

My question is, should I just submit with my current stats, or retake in October? If I retake, and move that LSAT average up by a few points, I could get some substantial $$ from the Tier 2 schools in Chicago. If I just submit, I may or may not get in.

Do people retake the LSAT just to try to bump up the $$ they're offered? In other words, should I just go ahead and apply to Tier 2 schools in Chicago, and then retake in October, and if there's a big increase, then great, I may improve my odd of getting $$, and if I don't improve by much, well, I still should be able to get in...

What y'all think?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: October LSAT anyone?
« on: June 27, 2005, 12:59:08 PM »
I think I'll have to lofty goal, as stupid as it seems now, was to crack 168, and I even had dreams of 170+.
Imagine the punch I felt in my gut when I saw the 161, 84th percentile.

I can't imagine going through the hassle of all this again, yet I am so utterly disappointed. My diagnostic was a 160, so how can I be satisfied with a 161 after 3 months of prep?? I haven't had time to really sit down and analyze why I got the ones wrong....I'm going through a move, so I've been very busy, but I missed 20 questions. Forget the scale, or weird test, I should have never gotten 20 wrong (or so I think...).

I felt pretty good coming out after the test, so I have no idea why I performed this poorly...and a 161 is not good enough to guarantee me a spot at my target school, and definitely not good enough to reach up to the T14's.

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