LSAT addendum, comments please

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LSAT addendum, comments please

Postby brickman » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:58 pm

During my first and second time sitting for the LSAT I was insufficiently prepared due to an anxiety issue that severly detracted from my ability to concentrate. After thoroughly resolving my anxiety issue, my third sitting for the exam reflected a more accurate representation of my abilities as I was able to put in the necessary amount of effort in preparation.
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Re: LSAT addendum, comments please

Postby hawaii » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:36 am

I don't mean to sound mean... but it honestly comes across as making excuses. I understand that you were nervous but I don't think that the ad comm will consider someone telling you that you looked nervous to somehow explain your performance. And do you really want to tell them that you have a habit of procrastinating? I think you might need to start over. Sorry if that came across too harshly.

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Re: LSAT addendum, comments please

Postby The Gentleman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:49 am

hawaii wrote:And do you really want to tell them that you have a habit of procrastinating? I think you might need to start over.


+1 Don't tell them you're a procrastinator. And scrap the explanation for the third LSAT. It makes you sound like someone who will freeze up in class when called on.

Instead, say you weren't sufficiently prepared the first two times, and the third LSAT more closely reflects your abilities than the previous two.

Again, not trying to be a jerk. Just tying to help.

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Re: LSAT addendum, comments please

Postby brickman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:51 am

So it should be pretty short then, just a couple of sentences.

Essentially saying that I didn't prepare first two times around, and having prepared the third time, it was much closer to my abilities.

this feels like it is going to be 3 sentences tops.

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Re: LSAT addendum, comments please

Postby JJDancer » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:22 am

Agree with the above posts.

It should be short.

Don't say you are a habitual procrastinator.

Saying that someone vocalizing their observation caused you to be nervous and perform poorly is not addendum-worthy. People might say you look nervous before a 1L exam or the bar or a trial, it might shake you up but you can't use that as a legitimate explanation for poor performance.

Good luck.

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Re: LSAT addendum, comments please

Postby gambelda » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:50 am

You should nix anything that lies within your realm of control.

Example:

laziness - BAD
Mother dying of cancer - GOOD (not in the sense that you want your mother to die, but in the sense that this is a valid reason for being distracted) :lol:

Anything that you have control over and you failed to take control shows a weakness on your part - even is 99.9% of the other people on the planet would have done what you did, the law school admissions people will be that 0.1% who criticizes you for it because theygenuinely enjoy making our lives hell.

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Re: LSAT addendum, comments please

Postby brickman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:58 pm

should it literally be the following:

During my first and second time sitting for the LSAT I was not sufficiently prepared for the task. I had not spent an adequate amount of time studying, and as a result my scores reflected this fact. My third sitting for the test was significantly improved over both of these first two sittings because I had prepared for the exam.

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Re: LSAT addendum, comments please

Postby JJDancer » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:19 pm

I thought "I didn't study" addendums were bad?

Someone correct me if I am wrong.

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Re: LSAT addendum, comments please

Postby brickman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:22 pm

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Re: LSAT addendum, comments please

Postby brickman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:31 pm

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Re: LSAT addendum, comments please

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:35 pm

Try: "I really, really hope that you don't average multiple LSAT scores."

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Re: LSAT addendum, comments please

Postby ricking1288 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:40 pm

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Re: LSAT addendum, comments please

Postby brickman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:41 pm

ricking1288 wrote:since everyone wants to be nice about it imma just say it....OP your pathetic making excuses cause you were to lazy to study the first 2 times and saying u were nervous the third time....are u friggin kiddin me????!!!!!!!!!!! like as one of the posters said if your mother died, yea fine then an addendum would be perfectly acceptable, but the reasons you gave just make you sound incompetent. its like "hey im an idiot but please please accept me into your law school."



Since been revised, I just wasn't sure how sincere I can be about the actual reasons and how sympathetic they will be.

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Re: LSAT addendum, comments please

Postby Saltqjibo » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:53 pm

If you have documented anxiety problems and can include a note, this is worth an explanation (see your doctor and explain if you haven't, even if he doesn't prescribe anything he might be able to write a note such as...."person has a history of anxiety problems which he/she is treating successfully through exercise and stress reduction techniques"

if not, this really isn't an excuse and shouldn't be an addendum unless required.




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