Thanks for the advice! But I am well aware that LSAT scores are not going to be explained away by talking about why I had a lower GPA, thanks.
Also, I don't want to scrap anything; this is not the text I have in my actual addendum, nor is it in my PS. I'm trying to use my PS to focus on my honors thesis and research experience because I think those are much more relevant. My professor said that my opening to my PS was "beautiful" so I'm hesitant to stray from that.
Anyway, actual numbers don't need to be included, but I'll probably reword the "missing" 100K as my mother siphoning away my father's savings, or something like that.
Another thing is that I see addenda for GPA's of 2.5, 3.0, that range. Even with all the crap my lower division GPA was 3.6, but my upper division GPA is 3.9. Would it make that much a difference to the adcomm anyway?
Sounds like youve made up most of your mind. If youre gpa is high enough where it is not an issue fo rthe schools you are applying to just write a short addendum. Wasnt trying to be snoody but had a feeling that you didnt have a terrible gpa. You want to boost a not bad gpa to begin with. You may just want to emphasize that you had an upward trend in your last year of upper division and say you learned to work through the stress and overload of working and filial prblems. goodluck