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    Back full time now...good news and bad news

    Well, my LSATs were on Saturday, and, if I'm honest with myself, I just don't know how I did. I prepped my ass off and knew my stuff, but I'm getting smacked around by this nagging suspicion that I might have missed a key deduction on a section (or at least misinterpreted it). I have the option, for four more days, of cancelling my score. I'll never see what I got, but that's no big deal, really. What is a big deal is that I'll miss this year's admission cycle and be forced to wait another year before law school. I can deal with that I guess. We'll see...i'm debating now whether or not i'll cancel.

    That's the bad news....the good news is that I'll be returning full time with a new cycle for you all to critique, poke fun at, and otherwise be amused by. Yes, that's right, I just ended a sentence with a preposition in my first "back to action" post.

    I'd like to earn that custom title sometime soon, but I'm too upper class to post whore; i prefer to call it "post-escorting".

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    ummmm........you call the fact that you will be back on here full time "good news"? for who exactly?


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    Hey keep the scores your gonna get now BG.. you first instinkes and all

    hey I think some of the guys around here could use a little escorting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLEON
    ummmm........you call the fact that you will be back on here full time "good news"? for who exactly?

    Good news for several other boards...as my immature jokes combined with my pompous attitude will likely drive quite a few people to other boards. In fact, I think I heard Juggernaut sneak out the back already.

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    just follow em around like I do....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigol'legs
    Hey keep the scores your gonna get now BG.. you first instinkes and all
    I'm really torn between keeping them. I guarantee I didn't score below the 98th percentile, as not a single practice test I took came in under that. Now, I hate to send elitist or like a perfectionist, but what I plan to do with my law degree can really only be accomplished at the three or four top schools in the world, and I really NEED a 99.5th percentile score or so to feel like I'm comfortably "in". Now, if I keep this score, and it's "only" the 98th percentile, i can still retake in february, but they average the score. If you're familiar with bell curve distribution (which this test adheres to) you understand how at the high end of distributions, incremental increases that would affect a mean become very tough to come by. I hate this kind of mind****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGreen
    Good news for several other boards...as my immature jokes combined with my pompous attitude will likely drive quite a few people to other boards. In fact, I think I heard Juggernaut sneak out the back already.
    I don't open your threads,made a mistake opening this one,never again.And yes you run people off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Bull
    I don't open your threads,made a mistake opening this one,never again.And yes you run people off
    Well, you know what they say, a smart man learns from his own mistakes and a genius learns from those of others. As such, I shall learn from yours and also avoid opening my own threads. As a final note, i'd prefer to think I "shame" people off as much as I "run" them off....but my dreams may be clouding my vision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGreen
    Well, you know what they say, a smart man learns from his own mistakes and a genius learns from those of others. As such, I shall learn from yours and also avoid opening my own threads. As a final note, i'd prefer to think I "shame" people off as much as I "run" them off....but my dreams may be clouding my vision.
    clouding?? I think you done got Biatch slapped by your dreams...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGreen
    I'm really torn between keeping them. I guarantee I didn't score below the 98th percentile, as not a single practice test I took came in under that. Now, I hate to send elitist or like a perfectionist, but what I plan to do with my law degree can really only be accomplished at the three or four top schools in the world, and I really NEED a 99.5th percentile score or so to feel like I'm comfortably "in". Now, if I keep this score, and it's "only" the 98th percentile, i can still retake in february, but they average the score. If you're familiar with bell curve distribution (which this test adheres to) you understand how at the high end of distributions, incremental increases that would affect a mean become very tough to come by. I hate this kind of mind****.
    ya next time just make sure you take the test with all the "stupid" kids...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigol'legs
    ya next time just make sure you take the test with all the "stupid" kids...
    believe me, I feel like one of them right now....I'm thinking i got bitch slapped by the pressures of test day, which can't ever be replicated by practicing.

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    bitch bitch bitch... **** I can bitch!!!!

    Im willing to bet you did fine BG, as long as you didnt shoot before the test... you shot before the test didnt you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigol'legs
    bitch bitch bitch... **** I can bitch!!!!

    Im willing to bet you did fine BG, as long as you didnt shoot before the test... you shot before the test didnt you?
    Truth be told, i melted down some ginko biloba pellets like they were finaplix pellets and injected them that morning for the increased brain power.

    ARGGH...i just can't deal with one test holding so much sway...i'll have to chat with the Docs to see how they dealt with the MCAT.

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    i remember the lsat. after words i only had enough brain power to stare at a wall for 5 hours. that test was rough. as for your situation i know what your long term goals are so my only advice is to apply to the schools you want to get into. then bust your balls to be #1 in your class. then you can transfer. i believe it is easy to transfer but usualy have to stay in your teir.

    i was in the same boat. i was thinking of cancelling then waitng a year for a better score but i want to practice by the time im 28 and retire at 45. im sure in the end you wiil make the right decission.

    you think the lsat was bad....just wait till the finals. took one today contracts. all i can say is wow!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGreen
    Truth be told, i melted down some ginko biloba pellets like they were finaplix pellets and injected them that morning for the increased brain power.

    ARGGH...i just can't deal with one test holding so much sway...i'll have to chat with the Docs to see how they dealt with the MCAT.
    It's tough...I had to take the DAT (dental admission test) which is very similar to the MCAT...the only difference is that it's computerized and we get our "unofficial" scores immediately, no chance to cancel them.

    Good luck though bro...i'm sure you did extremely well.

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    I did my SAT in 97, I got a nice 870, enought to play football and that was important

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Vandoo
    I did my SAT in 97, I got a nice 870, enought to play football and that was important
    That'd be sweet if you could play football in law school...i'm sure a few of the law schools I'm looking at could use a linebacker. I'd just need to learn to play linebacker.

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    I'll be taking the LSAT this summer. How close is the actual test to the store bought practice tests. Got any additional advice?

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    i would say dont cancel your score and just let it go thur.............i wouldn't be able to deal with never knowing what i got.......even if it wasnt the best, i still would want to know.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Death
    I'll be taking the LSAT this summer. How close is the actual test to the store bought practice tests. Got any additional advice?
    Tons of advice....primarily, do NOT touch store bought materials unless they are actually licensed LSAC materials (ie, *real* LSATs). Additionally, don't touch anything pre-1996..the test has changed too much since then. I have about six or seven actual LSATs on PDF if you'd like me to send them along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielle
    i would say dont cancel your score and just let it go thur.............i wouldn't be able to deal with never knowing what i got.......even if it wasnt the best, i still would want to know.........

    Sorry, cancelling first thing tomorrow...I just don't have room for error here. I have very, very few unrealistic ambitions in life. I just want to be a happy family man with great kids who enjoys coming home every day....my two somewhat unrealistic ambitions are benching 405 and clerking for the supreme court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGreen
    Sorry, cancelling first thing tomorrow....
    to each's own, i guess..........i know personally i couldnt deal without knowing

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    Let the score ride!

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    I'm sure you did very well BG and I'd even venture to guess you hit the score you wanted too. From my own experience every time I second guessed myself I ended up screwing up.........personally I'd let it ride but you're not me and I don't know your ultimate goals concerning life so if you feel compelled to do it again then by all means go with your intuition. You're a bigger man than I Gungaden!

    Btw, you couldn't scare me off. Granted, I need an aspirin pretty much every time I read one of your posts and then I have to have my daughter explain it to me but I tough it out. It's like reading a Hemingway novel.......you don't catch all the little things you missed until the second reading. hahahaha

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    Well you perfectionist, tight assed, thesaurus using SOB. Glad to have ya back bro. I can understand the pressure you're under. I too hold myself in very high standards. If you feel like you must cancel your scores and do it all over again, than by all means do it. I just wish one thing for you and that's peace of mind bro.... something I know all to well about struggling with. Cancel the scores, take some time to rest and recover from all your studying and test preps and go at it again next year. Good luck BG.

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    My guess is that you're a fairly introspective fellow and you have some sort of very good idea as to whether you performed to your expectations or not. Or then again, maybe your mind is playing tricks on you and you did better than you thought? Especially when you're striving for perfection, it's hard not to second-guess what you've done. If it were me, I would let the scores ride - but true, if you have to have scored at the very top of the heap, cancelling may be your best bet.

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