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A) This is one of those bits of oversimplified, or out'n'out mis-information, that we run across all the time in this industry.

Because the law schools average, there's a strong incentive not to take the exam more than once. But since the LSAT score is the single most important criterion for admissions, you MUST take the exam a second time -- and score your best, or closer to it -- if you've already put a bad score on record.

The best thing you can do if you already have a less-than-best score on record is to ensure that your higher score is higher by AT LEAST 8 POINTS, if at all possible.

That's because the margin for error in the exam itself is about +/- 3.5 points -- meaning that a jump of 7 points could be written off to the measurement error of the exam. (You go from 155 to 162, you've arguably got a 158.5 +/- 3.5.) But an increase of 8 points or more can NOT as easily be put down to measurement error -- and you can make the case to the schools that (for whatever reason) they should consider your higher score more "predictive" or representative -- and that they should not hold your previous failure to recognize a bad day in time, and to cancel your performance, against you.