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Postby HopefullyLaw » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:58 pm

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Re: LSAT Score - Possible Addendum

Postby bk1 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:01 pm

Unless you get hit by a car on your way to the test, or something of a similar nature, don't write an LSAT addendum.

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Re: LSAT Score - Possible Addendum

Postby KibblesAndVick » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:05 pm

If law schools agreed with what you wrote they wouldn't place such a huge emphasis on the LSAT.

You need to explain why the LSAT doesn't reflect your personal abilities, not why the LSAT is a crock of shit. If you have a history of low test scores or some other objective criteria that would suggest the LSAT discriminates against you then you should highlight that. If you think the LSAT is a dumb way to judge applicants you're SOL.

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Re: LSAT Score - Possible Addendum

Postby Barbie » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:10 pm

do not send that !! :shock:

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Re: LSAT Score - Possible Addendum

Postby Dany » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:11 pm

Barbie wrote:do not send that !! :shock:

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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Re: LSAT Score - Possible Addendum

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:16 pm

Barbie wrote:do not send that !! :shock:


+100000000000000000000000000

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Re: LSAT Score - Possible Addendum

Postby McNulty » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:23 pm

Wow. Admissions committees openly place great emphasis on the LSAT. An addendum which states that the LSAT is BS might not be taken seriously, no?

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Re: LSAT Score - Possible Addendum

Postby dooterdude11 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:37 pm

Really, don't write this. It only says: I couldn't perform well so I'm trying to draw your attention away from "numbers."

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Re: LSAT Score - Possible Addendum

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:59 pm

HopefullyLaw wrote:Questions with pre-determined answers command regurgitation. Such practices do not accurately represent reality for myself as an academic. The situations I hope to encounter in law school and as a legal professional resemble a large array of diversity. Legal cases involve more than the memorization and recitation of facts; they require both pragmatic and philosophical approaches to unique demands.


Don't know why no one pointed this out yet, but the LSAT is not a test that commands "regurgitation" or "memorization and recitation of facts."

Your addendum would not work. At all.

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Re: LSAT Score - Possible Addendum

Postby Marionberry » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:04 pm

Of course we're beating a dead horse at this point, but...

" should my LSAT score be lower than what I hope for in regard to specific schools, I feel an addendum would be necessary"

you feel incorrectly.

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Re: LSAT Score - Possible Addendum

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:22 pm

Gamecubesupreme wrote:
HopefullyLaw wrote:Questions with pre-determined answers command regurgitation. Such practices do not accurately represent reality for myself as an academic. The situations I hope to encounter in law school and as a legal professional resemble a large array of diversity. Legal cases involve more than the memorization and recitation of facts; they require both pragmatic and philosophical approaches to unique demands.


Don't know why no one pointed this out yet, but the LSAT is not a test that commands "regurgitation" or "memorization and recitation of facts."

Your addendum would not work. At all.


Yes. Jeezus. The beauty of the LSAT in comparison to the MCAT is that there is absolutely no regurgitation or memorization or recitation of facts!

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Re: LSAT Score - Possible Addendum

Postby MiamiUG » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:07 am

HopefullyLaw wrote:So, I have yet to take the LSAT. However, I like to plan for all scenarios. I don't want to write an addendum where I provide bland examples of how standardized tests and I do not bode well. Please give me some thoughts on the below addendum and should my LSAT score be lower than what I hope for in regard to specific schools, I feel an addendum would be necessary. Thank you in advance.

Addendum - LSAT Score
Scores from standardized tests often become equated with success or failure. Questions with pre-determined answers command regurgitation. Such practices do not accurately represent reality for myself as an academic. The situations I hope to encounter in law school and as a legal professional resemble a large array of diversity. Legal cases involve more than the memorization and recitation of facts; they require both pragmatic and philosophical approaches to unique demands. Numbers do matter, but I do not think numbers properly predict the intellectual capabilities of those who seek to immerse themselves in legal studies. For these reasons, I ask the Law School to place trust in my academic record, professional experience and my promise to promote intellectual curiosity at every available opportunity. I humbly request that your organization grant acceptance of my application for admission to your fine academic institution.


I don't see how anyone in their right mind could think that this is a reasonable approach to an addendum. Law school officials aren't going to read this and say "ya know, I never looked at it that way before!" There have been plenty of critics of the heavy use of the LSAT in admissions, I don't think these schools need more whining and moaning from applicants who are supposed to be trying to impress them. /

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Re: LSAT Score - Possible Addendum

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:09 am

You didn't need to state it, as it is very clear that you haven't yet taken the LSAT.

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Re: LSAT Score - Possible Addendum

Postby SullaFelix » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:13 am

HopefullyLaw wrote:So, I have yet to take the LSAT. However, I like to plan for all scenarios. I don't want to write an addendum where I provide bland examples of how standardized tests and I do not bode well. Please give me some thoughts on the below addendum and should my LSAT score be lower than what I hope for in regard to specific schools, I feel an addendum would be necessary. Thank you in advance.

Addendum - LSAT Score
Scores from standardized tests often become equated with success or failure. Questions with pre-determined answers command regurgitation. Such practices do not accurately represent reality for myself as an academic. The situations I hope to encounter in law school and as a legal professional resemble a large array of diversity. Legal cases involve more than the memorization and recitation of facts; they require both pragmatic and philosophical approaches to unique demands. Numbers do matter, but I do not think numbers properly predict the intellectual capabilities of those who seek to immerse themselves in legal studies. For these reasons, I ask the Law School to place trust in my academic record, professional experience and my promise to promote intellectual curiosity at every available opportunity. I humbly request that your organization grant acceptance of my application for admission to your fine academic institution.


Isn't that precious. I bet they never considered that before. Well, at least you're the one unique applicant for whom such reasoning applies.

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Re: LSAT Score - Possible Addendum

Postby SullaFelix » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:17 pm

HopefullyLaw wrote:Such practices do not accurately represent reality for myself as an academic.


Also, thinking about this a little more than it deserves, this line — and it's implicit dishonesty — really bothers me. Will standardized tests represent reality for you if you perform well?

Legal cases involve more than the memorization and recitation of facts


Also — the LSAT doesn't require memorization and recitation of facts.

This addendum would get you rejected at every school you apply to without a second thought.




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