Here’s a previous post entitled “I have my June LSAT Score: Now What?” that might be helpful to many of you today.
There is no shame in re-taking the LSAT. Two guidelines about studying for September:
1. If you did much better (consistently) on practice exams than on the real thing, you don’t need to sit through another prep course – just maintain the skills you already have and check out Knewton and TestSherpa and other inexpensive tutorial methods. Also, get working on your application materials – don’t wait for the new score to start your personal statement, resume, LORs, etc.
2. If you weren’t hitting practice exam scores much higher than your actual score, you need a new and improved way to prep for the September exam: Try a different prep course, or if you didn’t take a prep course, trying one (even an online/inexpensive version) or a private tutor might make all the difference for you.
No matter what you decide, don’t let this first score haunt you. It doesn’t preclude you from enjoying a successful career – it’s just part of how you determine your strategy going forward.