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To Retake the LSAT or Not Retake the LSAT?

With October LSAT scores out this week, I’m sure many of you are either kicking back with a well-deserved beer or else grinding away wrapping up your applications. Here, however, I’d like to address those among us with a less than happy outcome

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Three Quick Tips for an October LSAT Retake

In any given year, a solid portion of October LSAT test-takers are comprised of people who took the June test, weren’t quite satisfied with their score, and want to give it another shot. If this describes you — or if you’re planning to just self-study and retake — here’s how to optimize your application timeline.

1) Start today

First and foremost, I should say that the LSAT should become high-priority as soon as you decide to retake. Because so many admissions officers have cited the LSAT as the single most important factor in evaluating an applicant, it is important that you resume your studies more or less immediately after you know you’re going for the October test. Don’t put it off.

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Re-Taker Question: Can I Reuse LSAT Practice Tests?

Here’s a common dilemma for LSAT preppers: You studied long and hard for the LSAT, but something went wrong. You either didn’t end up taking the LSAT, or you took it and it didn’t go very well. Now you’re set on retaking or rescheduling, but you’re worried that you may have run out of study materials — mainly practice tests — on your first run.

Worry not.

Ideally, you want to have about three new practice tests in reserve. But even if you have zero, you’re still going to be okay.

It’s completely fine to retake and redo old practice LSATs. Sure, you’re going to remember a question or two or three, but this isn’t really a problem.

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Shifting Into Retake Mode

So your June LSAT score came out. It didn’t knock your socks off. You’ve evaluated your options and decided that you’re going to retake the LSAT. What now?

In the days before the June LSAT, you were probably doing lots of practice tests and timed practice. Now, it’s time to slow down. Review everything. Focus in on your weaker areas, and try to turn them into things you confidently understand. Don’t worry about your speed just yet; it’s time to really focus on your mastery of the LSAT’s underlying logic.

Reviewing questions you’ve done is always important, but it’s especially important for you now. Everything you do, you need to review. Every time you miss a question or get one right by lucky guess, try to pick that question apart until you feel like you could explain it to someone else.

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Four New Year’s Resolutions for LSAT Retakers

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? If your New Year’s Eve celebration was anything like mine, the alcohol might have taken care of that for you. Unfortunately, some of you will have to bring one acquaintance to mind in the new year – the LSAT.

With December LSAT scores coming out soon, some of you will enter the next phase of LSAT prep – gearing up for a retake. Others have already made that decision, but you’re waiting until the new year to start the studying over again. Either way, here are some resolutions to make so that you don’t enter the dreaded realm of the LSAT re-retaker.

LSAT Retaker New Year’s Resolution I: Figure out where you went wrong the first time

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, yet expecting different results.

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How to Prepare for an Emergency LSAT Retake

There are people marked by fate. Some are destined for greatness, such as the presidency or the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Others, for notoriety, such as Nixon and whoever invented mayonnaise.

And, for some, the fickle finger of fate reaches out of nowhere to make their LSAT disappear.

Taking the LSAT is bad enough. But to find out your hard work fell off the back of the truck is even worse. Unfortunately, a few now know how this feels. To make up for it, are they offered gold and riches beyond their wildest dreams? Or, even better, a 170+ LSAT score (like when your roommate commits suicide in college)? No.

They’re given one week to prep for an LSAT retake.

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Your Retake Options Now That October LSAT Scores Are Out

I’m writing this from Manhattan, and the devastation wrought by Sandy is visible from my window. To those of you who braved the storm with me, we here at Blueprint LSAT Prep wish you the best in recovering.

And for those of you throughout the country who were only affected by the storm because of the first-ever delay in the release of LSAT scores, all I can say is…

Better late than never.

Well, for some of you.

For those of you who looked at their October LSAT score and, in retrospect, would have voted for “never,” just remember: There’s (almost*) always the option to retake the LSAT.

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How Retakers Should Approach the December LSAT

Judgment Day is nigh. Depending on your beliefs, that either means the Second Coming and a battle with Satan, Skynet becoming self-aware, or you’re taking the LSAT for the second time. While my personal beliefs tend towards a crazy, conspiracy-laden combination of the first two, I know many of you are facing the third.

How should you be prepping at the last minute for an LSAT retake this weekend? Here are some tips:

1) Don’t let your nerves get the best of you

If you’re retaking, you’re in one of two camps.

One camp took the exam the first time, received a score with which they’re happy, but wants a few more security points/extra scholarship cash points. If you’re in this camp, relaxing should be easy.