I’m torn. Don’t get me wrong, I’m ecstatic about my 155 which quite frankly was a total shock. But now that I have calmed down, I realize that I did even better than I ever thought possible. I don’t want to seem greedy, but am I capable of even more? For the last 48 hours all I can think about is whether or not I should retake. A lot of people on message boards and in cyberspace tell me I should retake. But those who know me IRL are telling me to be proud of the score I got and start putting my efforts into drafting my personal statement, requesting letters of recommendation, etc. I am within the range I need to be in to be a competitive candidate for the schools I want to go to with my current scor.
All of my life, when dealing with difficult decisions I like to weigh out the pros and cons (maybe this is a Libra thing), so here it goes:
Possibility of scoring higher which could mean the ability to apply to more schools and possibly making my reach schools my target schools. This could also mean anchoring scholarships at my current target schools.
- Continuing to practice my analytical reasoning and critical thinking skills which will come in handy for law school. I really do believe that prepping for the LSAT has actually made me smarter and think in a different way than ever before.
- Deep down - (and this is a secret, so sssssssh) I kind of miss prepping for the LSAT. I love the challenge, I like to test my limits and improve my new skills.
- I know I didn’t spend enough time learning the skills of the LSAT prior to jumping into practice tests. I know there is still untapped potential in there somewhere. Heck, I only finished the Powerscore Logical Reasoning Bible 3 weeks before the lsat. Had I spent more time actually practicing those skills, I would have likely done even better.
- Now that I have a LSAC fee waiver, I would not have to pay the test fee.
- My guess is it really won’t take “that” much more additional prep to improve my score at least a few points.
- I may always wonder if I could have done better.
- Fear of not scoring as high, or even worse, scoring lower.
- NO way can I continue my summer school schedule with 3 intense 6 week classes and prep for the LSAT. The only way I would not go insane is if I decide to drop 1, maybe even 2 of my 3 summer classes I’m enrolled in which will begin the week of July 5th (so I’ll need to decide fast).
- All of the law school applications for the schools I intend to apply mandate that I list all future LSAT registrations. An admissions counselor at one of my target schools told me that when the school sees that I will be taking the LSAT in the future, this keeps my file from being “complete” until after that LSAT score is in. So, while I may be applying super early to help strengthen my chances, my file won’t be considered complete until early November when the score is released.
- I really do not want to sit for that damn test again.