Should I write an addendum for my LSAT?

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prelawgal413
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Should I write an addendum for my LSAT?

Postby prelawgal413 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:57 pm

I hadn't even thought about it until reading some of the posts on here, but now I'm wondering if I should write an addendum for the gap between my LSAT scores. I've already got one addendum for some of my apps that require that even speeding tickets must be disclosed, thus I'd really like to have as few of them as possible.

In Feb 2010, I took the LSAT for the first time, and I took a Kaplan course to prepare for it. I was consistently scoring in the lower 150's in my practice, thus I suppose I shouldn't have been (and honestly, I wasn't) surprised when my Feb score reflected similar numbers. I wasn't content with that and decided to take the June test.

This time, I started from scratch and studied diligently on my own, and I ended up getting a 165 my second time around. I guess I just assumed that the discrepancy in my scores would be explained by the fact that I really got myself together and busted my butt for the second test, and that no addendum would be necessary. But now I'm feeling like a 13 point increase might need some explaining. What do you guys think?

EDIT: Most of my schools take only the highest score, if that makes any difference.

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Re: Should I write an addendum for my LSAT?

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:02 am

prelawgal413 wrote:I hadn't even thought about it until reading some of the posts on here, but now I'm wondering if I should write an addendum for the gap between my LSAT scores. I've already got one addendum for some of my apps that require that even speeding tickets must be disclosed, thus I'd really like to have as few of them as possible.

In Feb 2010, I took the LSAT for the first time, and I took a Kaplan course to prepare for it. I was consistently scoring in the lower 150's in my practice, thus I suppose I shouldn't have been (and honestly, I wasn't) surprised when my Feb score reflected similar numbers. I wasn't content with that and decided to take the June test.

This time, I started from scratch and studied diligently on my own, and I ended up getting a 165 my second time around. I guess I just assumed that the discrepancy in my scores would be explained by the fact that I really got myself together and busted my butt for the second test, and that no addendum would be necessary. But now I'm feeling like a 13 point increase might need some explaining. What do you guys think?

EDIT: Most of my schools take only the highest score, if that makes any difference.


A lot of schools require/request explanation for more than a 4-6 point jump. I made a list somewhere on another thread. I'll find it and post it if I can.

But for 13 points, you might want one.




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