- Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:58 pm
It sounds to me like you could use a little break, danimarie, and it also sounds like it would be a mistake to take the August test. It's not too late for you to change that test date and give yourself a break to reassess. We're a week away from the test, and if you are not already getting some PT scores in a range that you would find acceptable, it would be wise to hold off for now.
There's no harm in delaying, because it's still very early in the admission cycle. And there's no shame in it, either. Everyone moves at their own pace! This is not necessarily an indication of your chances of success in law school, nor is it a measure of your intelligence, and you should try not to take it to heart. The LSAT is a hard test, and it's a skills test, and it can take a lot of time to get comfortable and proficient with new skills and techniques.
If you can manage it, consider working for a bit with a tutor who can help you identify some problem areas and find new ways to approach the material that work well for you. Sometimes just having an outside perspective with a different way of explaining things can lead to a big breakthrough.
Also, pull back from taking more PTs for a bit and focus on just identifying one or two things that would, if you got better at them, make a big difference. Maybe just one kind of logic game, or one type of LR question, or one type of reasoning that tends to trip you up. Taking tests over and over isn't going to be helpful unless you use each test to help you focus on the things that need the most attention.
Keep the faith! You can do this! But give yourself a break and then try something different from what you've been doing in order to get different results. We're here to help!
Adam M. Tyson
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