mentioning the lsat in a personal statement

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jarofsoup
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mentioning the lsat in a personal statement

Postby jarofsoup » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:59 pm

Can u do this if it is part of your story? In what ways can u mention it?

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scribelaw
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Re: mentioning the lsat in a personal statement

Postby scribelaw » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:59 pm

Don't.

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Bert
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Re: mentioning the lsat in a personal statement

Postby Bert » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:00 pm

In what context would you be mentioning the LSAT?

Action Jackson
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Re: mentioning the lsat in a personal statement

Postby Action Jackson » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:00 pm

Yes

... if part of your story is how you got a 180 on the LSAT.

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WhiskeyGuy
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Re: mentioning the lsat in a personal statement

Postby WhiskeyGuy » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:08 pm

scribelaw wrote:Don't.

tigrelis
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Re: mentioning the lsat in a personal statement

Postby tigrelis » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:11 pm

WhiskeyGuy wrote:
scribelaw wrote:Don't.

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clintonius
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Re: mentioning the lsat in a personal statement

Postby clintonius » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:12 pm

Law schools see your LSAT. They see your grades. The personal statement is for you to tell them something they don't already know, and shouldn't include number-droppings ("droppings," not "dropping," because it's so clearly a shitty thing to do).

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Re: mentioning the lsat in a personal statement

Postby OmbreGracieuse » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:47 pm

I wrote a diversity statement and mentioned while I don't have a 4.0 I consider myself successful for other reasons. I think it seems okay, depending on how you use it. :)

As a general rule though, most people tend to say no.

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Re: mentioning the lsat in a personal statement

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:48 pm

tigrelis wrote:
WhiskeyGuy wrote:
scribelaw wrote:Don't.

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Re: mentioning the lsat in a personal statement

Postby jarofsoup » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:36 am

Ok I get it. How about writing an addendum not making an excuse for your lsat score but saying what the increase in scores shows about you. Addendums make me feel whiney.


I haven't gotten the score increase yet but I am testing much higher than my first score.

kevin261186
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Re: mentioning the lsat in a personal statement

Postby kevin261186 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:43 am

use the time you're currently spending on this thread to study for the June LSAT, get a better score then you wonr't need to worry about writing an addendum.

jarofsoup
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Re: mentioning the lsat in a personal statement

Postby jarofsoup » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:26 am

kevin261186 wrote:use the time you're currently spending on this thread to study for the June LSAT, get a better score then you wonr't need to worry about writing an addendum.



I study a lot, but you are right this is a waste of time.

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Re: mentioning the lsat in a personal statement

Postby ze2151 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:28 am

i had a 12 pt increase, didn't mention it unless the school specifically asked for that type of addendum. it speaks for itself.




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