New LSAT Prep Video: When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Repeat the LSAT

As part of our new video series, we recently posted the first of two videos for those thinking about repeating the LSAT.  Scores from the June LSAT will be released in a couple of weeks but I’ve already gotten calls from June takers who are considering whether they should take the LSAT again.  This video, “When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Repeat the LSAT,” can help organize your thoughts about whether you’re a good candidate for repeating the LSAT or whether it’s better to stick with the score you have.

I’ve published several blog posts on retaking the LSAT, the most recent of which you can find here.  The video complements those blog posts with additional points and re-emphasizes some blog themes, including that you should only repeat the LSAT if you have a clear idea of what went wrong the first time, know how you’re going to fix it and aren’t simply going to repeat the same process you used in your original LSAT prep.

The last point bears emphasis—it’s also not enough to do just more of the same thing, even a lot more.  In the next couple of days, we’ll also talk about a new video on the importance of focused practice for the LSAT, whether you’re a first-time taker or are taking the LSAT again.

If you want assistance with analyzing the risks and potential rewards of taking the LSAT again, well, that’s what telephones are for, and I’ll talk with you at no charge—you can call me or e-mail me at the number/address at the end of the video.

Now, full disclosure: about a fifth of my clients come to me after having taken the LSAT one or more times, and about half have taken another company’s LSAT program, regardless of whether they’ve taken an actual LSAT.  My financial interest is in telling people, no problem, let’s repeat.  But there are always issues, and irrespective of whether clients decide to retake the LSAT, we discuss them in detail.  And sometimes, there’s just no clear path forward, and my judgement is that it’s better to stick with the score you have—it’s not news I like giving or that callers usually like hearing, but I do my best to analyze this clearly.  No one’s judgment is right all the time, of course, but that doesn’t mean you don’t try to come to an honest judgment.

Anyway, if you’re in the position of deciding whether or not it’s worth your time and energy to repeat the LSAT, I hope you’ll find the video and blog posts helpful.

~ by Kyle Pasewark at Advise-in Solutions on June 16, 2011.

One Response to “New LSAT Prep Video: When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Repeat the LSAT”

  1. Helpful blog post. I liked the video as well. The video is particularly helpful in terms of how to prepare once you have made the decision to retake the LSAT.

    There is the logically prior question of whether to retake the LSAT. On this issue, you might find the following helpful:

    http://www.masteringthelsat.com/2011/03/retake-the-lsat/

    John Richardson – Toronto, Canada

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