Read my low lsat addendum? (I can give feedback for PS etc)

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Read my low lsat addendum? (I can give feedback for PS etc)

Postby orlando123 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:59 pm

PM me if interested. Finished brief addendum on my poor history of standardized test scores. Want another pair of eyes. In return, I can give good feedback on PS, DS, addedum etc.

Thanks a lot!!

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Re: Read my low lsat addendum? (I can give feedback for PS etc)

Postby sparty99 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:48 am

let me see

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Re: Read my low lsat addendum? (I can give feedback for PS etc)

Postby Susan_Walid » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:39 pm

PM me with it...I have talked to many law school counselors regarding low lsat addendums. I can help.

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Re: Read my low lsat addendum? (I can give feedback for PS etc)

Postby livelovelaugh49 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:34 pm

Susan_Walid wrote:PM me with it...I have talked to many law school counselors regarding low lsat addendums. I can help.


I have yet to write mine, but any words of advice as to what I should include in it or how I should go about presenting it before I sit down and begin writing it? Do law school counselors view them negatively? How long should they be (whats too long)? I have heard of people presenting evidence that they have never been good at standardized tests, so they showed their SAT and any other standardized test scores they have ever taken as evidence. Do you suggest that strategy? Should I highlight my superior academic achievements beyond test scores in this addendum or mainly stick to that in my personal statement? Any words of advice would be great!
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Re: Read my low lsat addendum? (I can give feedback for PS etc)

Postby Kring345 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:51 pm

Dont want to start a new thread. So, I'll just post here.

What do you guys think of this:

I do not believe that my LSAT score accurately reflects my potential to succeed in law school. My SAT scores (seen below) indicate that standardized tests do not accurately predict my academic success in college. Although I took the SAT five times while in high school, I only managed a score of 1200 (620 Verbal, 580 Math). Nonetheless, I graduated with a 3.8 GPA from Big10 University, was on the Dean’s List every semester, and became a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

[img]SAT report from college board[img]


Do you find it reasonable? 3.8 in college, 168 LSAT, and 1200 SAT after taking it FIVE FUCKING TIMES with multiple scores hovering around 1000.

Short and too the point. I only intend to submit to my reaches: HYSCCN (and Penn because they specifically mention this). But Im not sure if I want to. A 168 is really NOT a bad score outside of TLS. I feel like a doucher complaining about 96th percentile.

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Re: Read my low lsat addendum? (I can give feedback for PS etc)

Postby sparty99 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:05 am

Please, and I say this kindly, shutup. A 168 and 1200 is not a low score.

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Re: Read my low lsat addendum? (I can give feedback for PS etc)

Postby freestallion » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:07 am

Kring345 wrote:Dont want to start a new thread. So, I'll just post here.

What do you guys think of this:

I do not believe that my LSAT score accurately reflects my potential to succeed in law school. My SAT scores (seen below) indicate that standardized tests do not accurately predict my academic success in college. Although I took the SAT five times while in high school, I only managed a score of 1200 (620 Verbal, 580 Math). Nonetheless, I graduated with a 3.8 GPA from Big10 University, was on the Dean’s List every semester, and became a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

[img]SAT report from college board[img]


Do you find it reasonable? 3.8 in college, 168 LSAT, and 1200 SAT after taking it FIVE FUCKING TIMES with multiple scores hovering around 1000.

Short and too the point. I only intend to submit to my reaches: HYSCCN (and Penn because they specifically mention this). But Im not sure if I want to. A 168 is really NOT a bad score outside of TLS. I feel like a doucher complaining about 96th percentile.


Unless you are a URM you are not getting into HYS. Also 168 is not a bad score so I would NOT include that. 168 and 3.8 sound similar. It is not like you scored a 155 and got a 4.07. The discrepancy is not that big.

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Re: Read my low lsat addendum? (I can give feedback for PS etc)

Postby Real Madrid » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:15 am

Kring345 wrote:Dont want to start a new thread. So, I'll just post here.

What do you guys think of this:

I do not believe that my LSAT score accurately reflects my potential to succeed in law school. My SAT scores (seen below) indicate that standardized tests do not accurately predict my academic success in college. Although I took the SAT five times while in high school, I only managed a score of 1200 (620 Verbal, 580 Math). Nonetheless, I graduated with a 3.8 GPA from Big10 University, was on the Dean’s List every semester, and became a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

[img]SAT report from college board[img]


Do you find it reasonable? 3.8 in college, 168 LSAT, and 1200 SAT after taking it FIVE FUCKING TIMES with multiple scores hovering around 1000.



Short and too the point. I only intend to submit to my reaches: HYSCCN (and Penn because they specifically mention this). But Im not sure if I want to. A 168 is really NOT a bad score outside of TLS. I feel like a doucher complaining about 96th percentile.


Dude, a 168 isn't even a bad score on TLS. I mean, how can top 4% be bad? Seriously. What is an acceptable score - only a 180?

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Re: Read my low lsat addendum? (I can give feedback for PS etc)

Postby bmore » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:23 am

You may cause them to examine the weakness of your college courses instead.

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Re: Read my low lsat addendum? (I can give feedback for PS etc)

Postby ilovesf » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:28 am

seriously, in case you don't pay attention to what these other people have said, do NOT send in an addendum for your 168.

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Postby sach1282 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:36 pm

ilovesf wrote:seriously, in case you don't pay attention to what these other people have said, do NOT send in an addendum for your 168.


qft

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Re: Read my low lsat addendum? (I can give feedback for PS etc)

Postby Kring345 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:56 pm

HAHA noted. :oops: :lol:

Thanks for the reality check.

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Re: Read my low lsat addendum? (I can give feedback for PS etc)

Postby writetrack » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:48 am

Hi,

I 100% agree with the others on this thread, DO NOT SEND IN AN ADDENDUM FOR A 168 UNLESS, you took it 3+ times and scored something like 140, 150, 168. Then you may make brief mention of the discrepancies, especially if there were extenuating circumstances. Otherwise you will look like a ridiculous 'go getter' and do your application a disservice.

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Re: Read my low lsat addendum? (I can give feedback for PS etc)

Postby luxxe » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:07 pm

I will never understand people submitting "bad standardized test taker" addendums. You DO realize that at the end of law school, the thing that stands between you and practicing law is a standardized test, right?

Every law school that I have heard address addendums (GW, American, Alabama, Vandy, Emory) have said that this doesn't help at ALL, but can hurt you.

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Re: Read my low lsat addendum? (I can give feedback for PS etc)

Postby sparty99 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:01 pm

luxxe wrote:I will never understand people submitting "bad standardized test taker" addendums. You DO realize that at the end of law school, the thing that stands between you and practicing law is a standardized test, right?

Every law school that I have heard address addendums (GW, American, Alabama, Vandy, Emory) have said that this doesn't help at ALL, but can hurt you.


It worked for me, got scholarships at top 50 law schools despite having an atrocious LSAT. People, unlike the original poster, struggle at the LSAT, GMAT, ACT, SAT, but are able to perform well in college. Additionally, it doesn't mean they are necessairly bad at standardized tests because if they were, then they would have most likely never graduated from middle school and high school where you take standardized tests administered from the state.

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Re: Read my low lsat addendum? (I can give feedback for PS etc)

Postby dani_burhop » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:53 pm

Do not send an addendum for a 168. You will look silly. Best, Dani


writetrack wrote:Hi,

I 100% agree with the others on this thread, DO NOT SEND IN AN ADDENDUM FOR A 168 UNLESS, you took it 3+ times and scored something like 140, 150, 168. Then you may make brief mention of the discrepancies, especially if there were extenuating circumstances. Otherwise you will look like a ridiculous 'go getter' and do your application a disservice.

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