Should I write a gpa addendum?

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Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby Arbiter213 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:11 pm

Short version: Addenda aren't for classes being hard.
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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby Sandro » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:17 pm

If you subtract my first two years of college my GPA goes up a ton, to be fair.

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby Arbiter213 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:20 pm

Sandro777 wrote:If you subtract my first two years of college my GPA goes up a ton, to be fair.


Well this is only 1/4th of my first two years, and hd I not chosen to take japaenese I would have taken more of the other courses I have taken.

More to the point: did you write an addendum?

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:20 pm

I wouldn't.

I mean, if you subtracted all the engineering from my transcript and looked only at the required liberal arts core crap and electives, my GPA would skyrocket. And upper-level engineering classes are obviously harder than, say, 200-level macroeconomics and copy editing. But that would be a pretty dumb way to look at my transcript.

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby 1Levening2013 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:23 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:If you subtract my first two years of college my GPA goes up a ton, to be fair.


Well this is only 1/4th of my first two years, and hd I not chosen to take japaenese I would have taken more of the other courses I have taken.

More to the point: did you write an addendum?


you just said it yourself....an addendum is not to explain your poor choice of courses

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby Arbiter213 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:28 pm

1Levening2013 wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:If you subtract my first two years of college my GPA goes up a ton, to be fair.


Well this is only 1/4th of my first two years, and hd I not chosen to take japaenese I would have taken more of the other courses I have taken.

More to the point: did you write an addendum?


you just said it yourself....an addendum is not to explain your poor choice of courses


More or less what I knew the answer was.

Just frustrated with my own choices/my japanese departments idiocy, combined with substellar october lsat results.

Thanks for the input. I will stick with my initial impulse and not write one.

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby Knock » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:27 pm

I would advise against writing a GPA addendum in this scenario.

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby plenipotentiary » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:36 pm

No. This is redonk. "Languages are hard" is not an extenuating circumstance. If you exclude my study of Arabic from my GPA, it goes up .2. In my Arabic classes, I was being graded against kids who were not only native speakers but who had tutored the language on the level that we were studying. Boo hoo for me. No addendum.

You have a 3.77 GPA. If you write an addendum, you will look crazy. Anyway, your law schools can't report your excuses to USNWR, so they are irrelevant.

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:14 pm

plenipotentiary wrote:No. This is redonk.

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby acrossthelake » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:25 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:No. This is redonk.

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:26 pm

If you subtract math intensive classes from my transcript I have like a 3.95, to bad i'm a finance major.

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby bk1 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:28 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:If you subtract math intensive classes from my transcript I have like a 3.95, to bad i'm a finance major.


If I subtract the college classes from my transcript I have a 4.0.

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:49 pm

bk1 wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:If you subtract math intensive classes from my transcript I have like a 3.95, to bad i'm a finance major.


If I subtract the college classes from my transcript I have a 4.0.


don't you then have a 0.0?

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby bk1 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:56 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:don't you then have a 0.0?


Actually it would be an irrational number due to being divided by zero.

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby Shrimps » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:03 pm

Sandro777 wrote:If you subtract my first two years of college my GPA goes up a ton, to be fair.


Are you going to write an addendum about it?

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:05 pm

bk1 wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:don't you then have a 0.0?


Actually it would be an irrational number due to being divided by zero.


No, as that logic does follow, i'm fairly certain the school reports it as a 0.0

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby sharpnsmooth » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:09 pm

what LSAT would you need for t-14 with a 0.0

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby Sandro » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:20 pm

Shrimps wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:If you subtract my first two years of college my GPA goes up a ton, to be fair.


Are you going to write an addendum about it?


I'm contemplating writing an addendum for my sophmore year grades. Even though people on TLS dont think I need to, I dont feel like explaining a very poor year of grades regardless of its effect on my overall GPA would hurt.

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:22 pm

Sandro777 wrote:
Shrimps wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:If you subtract my first two years of college my GPA goes up a ton, to be fair.


Are you going to write an addendum about it?


I'm contemplating writing an addendum for my sophmore year grades. Even though people on TLS dont think I need to, I dont feel like explaining a very poor year of grades regardless of its effect on my overall GPA would hurt.


I'm writing one that states, if you you subtract all the classes I didn't want to take I would have a 4.0

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Re: Should I write a gpa addendum?

Postby Sandro » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:29 pm

The threads that ask "Should I write an addendum for my 3.7 because I rulllllly should have had a 3.8" just makes me scratch my head. Do you really think the law school will sit there and say "Wow, this guy is a 3.7 student, but since XXXXXX, we should really think he is a 3.8 type of student!" :|




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