With the February 2014 LSAT done and over with, many test-takers will be asking themselves, "Should I cancel my score?" If you find yourself amidst their numbers, don't worry--you're definitely not alone.
First off, let us start by saying that it is very common for LSAT-takers to second-guess themselves and fret--almost from the moment they exit the testing center--about how they did on the test, what their score might be, which questions they got right and wrong, and if they should cancel their score.
Should you cancel?
Deciding whether to cancel can be very stressful. However, there are several situations under which cancellation might be a good option for you:
- You suffered from extreme test anxiety (sometimes manifested by extreme distraction, panic, cold sweats, nausea) during the test
- You were ill during the exam, or became seriously ill during it
- You know for certain you mis-bubbled a section
- You were unable to complete the test, or had to leave during it
- You are convinced that something just went very, very wrong during the test
The situations that can lead you to consider cancellation are various and varied. One of the first things we tell students to do is evaluate their performance. Many think this is not possible; however, with just a little bit of time and some careful analysis, it is definitely possible to put together relatively accurate best- and worst-case scenarios about an LSAT performance.