Pls help critque my lsat addendum, really appreciated

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cassieyuc
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Pls help critque my lsat addendum, really appreciated

Postby cassieyuc » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:20 pm

Dear Law School Admission Committee

I have taken LSAT test for three times, but I do not think the score I got from Dec 2009 reflects my potential to success in law school. Though I am not a native speaker, the unsatisfactory results were mainly caused by my inability to handle the test-day pressure, rather than my language, since I can get desired score most of the time in practice tests. During my first two attempts, I felt too nervous and distracted to finish my exam. However, with strong determination to go to a top law school and to prove that I am capable to achieve high score, I registered a preparation course after the Dec test.

Other than excellent techniques and intensive exercises I acquired from the prep course, the greatest benefit was from the simulation of proctored tests. I have taken ten simulated tests in one month compared to five tests suggested by the prep course. On the test day of Feb 2010, I had no problem cope with the pressure and I exerted my potential much greater than before. Most importantly, I regard my LSAT preparation experience as valuable, because it taught me to face psychological shadow directly in order to walk out of it. Therefore, I can expect my Feb 2010 LSAT score would be significantly higher, and it is also a better indication of my ability and potential for law school success.

Sincerely Yours

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Re: Pls help critque my lsat addendum, really appreciated

Postby md;jdwannabe » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:31 am

I don't know what your scores are, but please have someone help you with the grammar and style of your addendum. Check with one of your English/Humanities major buddies or anyone who does a lot of writing. I wish you the best.

umichgrad
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Re: Pls help critque my lsat addendum, really appreciated

Postby umichgrad » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:22 pm

Law school is three years of test-day pressure. I don't mean to be harsh, but I'd scrap the addendum completely- telling adcomms you just couldn't handle the pressure is NOT going to leave a favorable impression.

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Re: Pls help critque my lsat addendum, really appreciated

Postby SandyC877 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:57 pm

Ok I was going to help you edit this, but I the problem you have isn't editing. It's in your content. You took the test 3 times and your excuse for subpar performance is really hurting your character. Pressuring during the LSAT is normal, and unless you have some medical excuse to validate this claim, all you're saying is.... nothing.

Reconsider writing this. I'd just leave it. Write one if your Feb score is actually a lot better.
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Re: Pls help critque my lsat addendum, really appreciated

Postby JustDude » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:02 am

umichgrad wrote:Law school is three years of test-day pressure. I don't mean to be harsh, but I'd scrap the addendum completely- telling adcomms you just couldn't handle the pressure is NOT going to leave a favorable impression.


You said it! First I agreed, but then I had a doubt. Do you think she will be able to handle the pressure of this comment?




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