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  1. Under the "LSAT" section on OLSAS, there is an option where you can clearly indicate that you'll be taking the test in the future. My understanding after talking to the Osgoode rep (also my pipedream) is that when you indicate that you intend on taking the test in the future, they just put your application aside and look at it once your new score is in. There's a major caveat and that is since you've already taken the LSAT once and didn't cancel your score, all the schools you apply to will still look at your score. But the upside is that Osgoode (and the majority of schools in Canada) make their decision based your top score!
  2. When applying to law schools through OLSAS, there is an option under the "LSAT" section where you can clearly indicate that you will be taking the test in the future. So in your situation, you must indicate that you intend on taking the test once in November and another time in January. Super simple!
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    November or January LSAT date?

    So I was at the LSAC forum in Toronto and asked the same exact question from 5 different school representatives and got essentially the same answer from all: if you think that taking the LSAT in November will hinder your academic performance, then it's more worth it to take the test in January. I'm in the same exact boat as you. I took my LSAT in July, didn't get the score I wanted, and now I'm signed up for November and was (still am tbh) contemplating to push it back to January. For now, I'm sticking to the November date because I really just want to get this goddamn test over with.
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    Have to shave

    Yep, I was in the same exact boat as you. I grew the greatest exam beard you've ever seen. Then come the night of my exam in July and I was reading the LSAC ticket and I saw that I had to shave. 2 things on that. First, I would say the possibility of you not being let into the exam room highly depends on who's working and checking IDs the day of the test. If they're a lenient person and you don't look completely unlike your picture, then they'll probably let you in. Second, I would advise on NOT bringing a shaver. I personally think it makes the situation more suspicious if you're initially not let in the exam room, then step outside for 4 minutes, come back and your beard is gone. Idk, I would say you studied months for this moment, don't let a beard hinder your chances. Shave.
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    Should I withdraw from the LSAT?!

    Will do! Thanks a bunch Also, if you're cool with sharing, what school will you be attending this fall?
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    Should I withdraw from the LSAT?!

    My issue with LG is strictly time at this point. I have (near) perfect accuracy on the 3 games I attempt but I absolutely have no idea how else I can fire through the games faster than I already do. So I end up guessing on the last game. Do you have any last minute tips on improving my speed?
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    Should I withdraw from the LSAT?!

    Hey, thanks a bunch for replying! As I mentioned above, I think I will go ahead and write the test on Monday since the re-write argument may have been a rumour after all. On another note, would you happen to know which schools are the ones that average your LSAT score?
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    Should I withdraw from the LSAT?!

    Hey! Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. I actually had completely forgot about the fact that most schools look at your best LSAT score, I guess what I heard is just a rumour. After thinking about it for a bit and realizing that most schools do look at your best score, I think I'm gonna go ahead and write on Monday, I mean I paid already so might as well right? Also, if it helps, my top school is Osgoode then Western though in a perfect world where I had a stellar GPA and enough IQ points for a 165+ LSAT, UofT would be my first school.
  9. So, I'm registered for the July LSAT which is this Monday and I've been prepping all summer. The scores for my last 5 PTs, latest one of which was today, have been 154, 155, 153, 154, and 154 and my highest score ever was 157. When I was writing the test today I thought I was killing it and didn't get the whole "I feel like I'm bombing this PT" feeling. But clearly, I was wrong. It's clear that I've plateaued in the mid 150s but now comes the question: should I withdraw and take the test in September/November when I'm getting better scores? On the one hand, I've heard that law schools really don't like it when applicants repeatedly take the LSAT over and over with little improvement. So, if I write it once and do relatively poorly, I'm going to be expected to do much better the next time. But, the expectation isn't there if I write it once and get a solid score. On the other hand, by taking the LSAT this Monday I will gain the experience of sitting in on a real test so when the time comes to write the second time, I wouldn't have the stress barrier hindering my performance since I'd have taken the real thing once before. Does anyone know whether there is any truth to the whole "high expectation if taken repeatedly" argument? Will my application in fact be stronger if I have one solid score as opposed to one meager and one better mark? Or do you guys think it's better to just go ahead with it this Monday and take a second LSAT once again in November. I'm going into my fourth year come September, so I would also be pretty occupied with law school applications and classes in general so wouldn't have time to study for the test every second of every day. Many thanks advance!
  10. I am literally in the same exact boat as IWantJD. Aiming for a 160, top PT was 158, and others were mid 150s. I definitely wish I had more time to prep since I heavily doubt my highest mark is gonna be on the real thing. With that being said, since it's my first time writing it's good to get the experience when I have to write a second time. Also, idk how I feel about the whole "undisclosed" nature of the test. Praying that by some miracle it's gonna be easier than the PTs I've been prepping with lol.
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    Tips on improving on the LSAT in 10 days?

    Thank you to everyone who replied. It seems that there is a general consensus as to what I need to do/is feasible. I'm going to double down on LR and Games (though I highly doubt I can get through all 4 games on test day with max accuracy) and hope for the best I guess.
  12. Hello everyone, Though I've been a frequent visitor here, I finally decided to make my first post. I'm signed up for the July LSAT which is (unfortunately) in 10 days. I started my LSAT journey in the beginning of May with high aspirations (High 160s-170) but slowly, I realized that this was no easy task. As I progressed further in my prep, I set a more realistic goal of 160. Progress was being made and I was pretty much on track until a week ago when I hit my highest prep test mark of 157. But since then, I've taken 4 more prep tests, the latest one today, and my score has only decreased (152, 154, 155, and 153). Up until last week, I was pretty confident that come test day, I could've pulled off a 160 but now, it seems that I've plateaued (and even worsened) hard and at possibly the worst time ever. My scores for LR and Games have pretty much remained constant but I just can't seem to improve in RC whatsoever. Are there any tips or advice you can offer during my final days of prepping? I was thinking of taking it easy tomorrow and the day after to let my brain cool off a bit and get back to taking tests come Sunday. I really need to find a way to bump my RC points, that's where I'm losing most points. Cheers,