LSAT addendum, okay?

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laurgirl
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LSAT addendum, okay?

Postby laurgirl » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:25 pm

Although I was fairly sick the day I wrote the LSAT, after receiving a low score of 156 (67th percentile), I have decided against re-writing because in truth, I have a history of performing poorly on standardized tests. Since my PSAT score was not predictive of my success in university, nor were my AP English and AP history test scores predictive of my success in either of those subject areas, it is likely that my LSAT score does not accurately reflect my potential for success in law school. I believe my GPA is a more accurate indication of my academic ability and potential.

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Re: LSAT addendum, okay?

Postby lcw » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:37 pm

I would focus on giving facts about your illness rather than speaking about the correlation between your standardized test scores and your performance in school. Law schools are under extreme pressure to keep both their LSAT and GPA numbers as high as possible; their concern is not so much with your eventual performance (since the mandatory curve will smooth that out for your class) as it is with whether you have given a sufficient reason for them to admit someone with, as you say, a "low" score. The law school does not need to know that you historically under perform in standardized tests; it only needs to know that this current LSAT score is not representative.

Try describing specifically what illness you had. Did you see a doctor? Was there a diagnosis, and if so, what was it? What were your specific symptoms? How did it detrimentally affect your testing?

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Re: LSAT addendum, okay?

Postby Michaela » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:56 pm

laurgirl wrote:Although I was fairly sick the day I wrote the LSAT, after receiving a low score of 156 (67th percentile), I have decided against re-writing because in truth, I have a history of performing poorly on standardized tests. Since my PSAT score was not predictive of my success in university, nor were my AP English and AP history test scores predictive of my success in either of those subject areas, it is likely that my LSAT score does not accurately reflect my potential for success in law school. I believe my GPA is a more accurate indication of my academic ability and potential.


Wait, that's your addendum?

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Re: LSAT addendum, okay?

Postby Dream Machine » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:31 am

laurgirl wrote:Although I was fairly sick the day I wrote the LSAT, after receiving a low score of 156 (67th percentile), I have decided against re-writing because in truth, I have a history of performing poorly on standardized tests. Since my PSAT score was not predictive of my success in university, nor were my AP English and AP history test scores predictive of my success in either of those subject areas, it is likely that my LSAT score does not accurately reflect my potential for success in law school. I believe my GPA is a more accurate indication of my academic ability and potential.


Cards on the table: Is English your first language?

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Re: LSAT addendum, okay?

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:32 am

I hate when people call it writing the LSAT. The people who write the LSAT live in Pennsylvania, and make a lot of money for it. You circled in wrong answers on the LSAT.

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Re: LSAT addendum, okay?

Postby evian1212 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:36 am

AriGoldButNicer wrote:I hate when people call it writing the LSAT. The people who write the LSAT live in Pennsylvania, and make a lot of money for it. You circled in wrong answers on the LSAT.


hahaha true that.

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Re: LSAT addendum, okay?

Postby FryBreadPower » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:38 am

laurgirl wrote:Although I was fairly sick the day I wrote the LSAT, after receiving a low score of 156 (67th percentile), I have decided against re-writing because in truth, I have a history of performing poorly on standardized tests. Since my PSAT score was not predictive of my success in university, nor were my AP English and AP history test scores predictive of my success in either of those subject areas, it is likely that my LSAT score does not accurately reflect my potential for success in law school. I believe my GPA is a more accurate indication of my academic ability and potential.


Playin' with fire there.

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laurgirl
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Re: LSAT addendum, okay?

Postby laurgirl » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:46 am

So....I shouldn't write an addendum? I was told by the admission's office that it wouldn't hurt to write one explaining the discrepancy between my GPA and LSAT score.

Also, "writing the LSAT" is a common expression here.




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