Two addendums or one?

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clone22
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Two addendums or one?

Postby clone22 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:29 am

Quick question: I'm planning to graduate a semester early due to financial circumstances, and I've retaken the LSAT with a significant point difference (hopefully). For my first lsat, LSAC has a letter in my file stating that the testing conditions were subpar (paper thin walls where you could hear two nearby classes watching movies and debating, time keeper who kept calling time 5-10 minutes early, power outage (and therefore darkness) due to rolling thunderstorms, etc).

Each one will be one or two sentences. Do they warrant two separate addendums, or can I just lump them together into two paragraphs separated by a space?

thanks.

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NorCalBruin
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Re: Two addendums or one?

Postby NorCalBruin » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:50 am

I guess I'm confused. One addendum would be for the difference in LSAT scores. The second would be for... what exactly? Graduating early? There doesn't seem anything intuitively wrong with graduating early. If anything, it implies that you hadto work harder or at least had to have the responsibly forethought in order to get done early. I don't think you need an addendum for that. On the other hand, you would need addendum if graduating early somehow affected your performance / GPA rather negatively.

To answer your question directly, I've also inquired as to whether to put two issues into the same addendum or rather to give each issue its own addnedum. The consensus on this forum, however limited, seems to be to go for two seperate addendums, just as long as they are each short, factual, and to the point.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Two addendums or one?

Postby billyez » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:57 am

I'm also confused by what the OP means by "two separate addendums". As someone who graduated early for the same reasons, it's not worth noting. They won't care - unless you can show them that it affected your grade. More importantly, your post seems to indicate that you don't have a score yet in which case this addendum issue is moot.

Anyway, I disagree with the above poster. Consolidate your LSAT addendum into one and explain it that way. It just doesn't make practical sense to make two separate addendums that are only a couple of sentences long that concern the LSAT.

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Re: Two addendums or one?

Postby clone22 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:55 pm

Just to clarify, my first lsat test center messed up pretty badly and lsac put a note in my file saying this, so I'm assuming my october test will be somewhat closer to my PT averages.

As for the second addendum, my prelaw advisor seems to say that anytime anyone graduates in a shorter amount of time than 4 years, there should be an addendum sent to schools explaining why such a graduation took place. Is my prelaw advisor wrong?

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