That's the problem with the December LSAT. While it's nice to have another shot at scoring higher for the current application cycle, most people desperately register for the December LSAT, hoping to get a 10 point score increase or more. The wisest plan is to either take the February LSAT or apply next year after taking the June or October test. Of course, even if you take the February LSAT, you'll need the best training possible in the meantime.
If you're willing to wait another year, taking the June or October test has many advantages. You're already ahead because you've been working on the LSAT. You now have half a year or more to truly work on your problem areas and get a significant increase. Many students of mine have achieved 15 point or higher score increases in that timeframe. With a much higher LSAT score, you dramatically increase your admissions chances and are much more likely to qualify for merit scholarships.
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