3 time LSAT addendum help

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3 time LSAT addendum help

Postby ryno8cubs5 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:03 pm

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Re: 3 time LSAT addendum help

Postby cinephile » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:40 pm

I wouldn't say anything about being ill-prepared/not studying for the LSAT. Dealing with a death in the family is reason enough to explain why your initial score was lower.

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Re: 3 time LSAT addendum help

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:44 pm

While not as well or succinctly written as it might be, your addendum is overflowing with sincerity, candour (candor) & respect. Nevertheless, your current draft of this addendum needs to be condensed.

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Re: 3 time LSAT addendum help

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:03 pm

CONSIDER: Due to the death of my father, grief and depression prohibited me from properly preparing for the December, 2009 LSAT. I studied for three weeks in preparation for the February, 2010 LSAT and scored poorly. With adequate study and focus, I was able to achieve a score of 157 on the October, 2010 LSAT which more accurately reflects my abilities.

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Re: 3 time LSAT addendum help

Postby ryno8cubs5 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:11 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:CONSIDER: Due to the death of my father, grief and depression prohibited me from properly preparing for the December, 2009 LSAT. I studied for three weeks in preparation for the February, 2010 LSAT and scored poorly. With adequate study and focus, I was able to achieve a score of 157 on the October, 2010 LSAT which more accurately reflects my abilities.


In another thread someone came up with, "My father's death in the summer of 2009 caused me to perform poorly on the Dec. 2009 and Feb. 2010 LSAT's. My score on the Oct. 2010 LSAT is more indicative of my abilities, and I hope the admissions committee will take this into consideration."

I think this takes out the chances of them taking me as being under prepared as laziness, as this doesn't mention being under prepared at all.

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Re: 3 time LSAT addendum help

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:16 pm

"LSATs" not "LSAT's"

The above proposed statement is somewhat misleading as "your father's death" did not cause your low scores; your grief & depression prohibited proper preparation which resulted in scoring poorly on your first two attempts. Regardless, this proposed statement is fine.




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