LSAT addendum (absence, 167, 174 - necessary?)

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LSAT addendum (absence, 167, 174 - necessary?)

Postby jtemp320 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:18 pm

As a senior at XXXXXXXX I registered for and considered taking the LSAT but decided that I was not ready to attend law school and decided not take the test - I later found out that I had received an absence. In June of this year I took the test and received a 167. Prior to that test I did not have as much time to prepare as I would have liked due to the demands of several major projects at my job and also had difficulty sleeping the night before the test. On test day I made a mistake in analyzing directions on a logic game which cost me several questions. In October I retook the LSAT and received a 174 which I believe is more reflective of my pretest average and my ability.

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Honestly I hate doing this - it just feels like making excuses. The above is the truth though - in College I registered but I just knew I wasn't ready and really wasn't fully informed about the whole process - I was very upset to get an absence on my record.

In June I worked an 80 hour week the week before the LSAT (def not by choice) and was nervous the night before and slept about two hours. All went well (missed 3 between both LR and RC) except on LG where I completely miswrote a rule and took longer then I should have to realize it - so I got -10 on LG. Went back and took it again and did what I always believed I could and had done on many practice tests. I want to be honest here and not whiney. I would just let my scores speak for themselves but I saw in so many of the Dean's interviews on TLS them encouraging addenda to explain score discrepancies.

Thoughts?

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Re: LSAT addendum (absence, 167, 174 - necessary?)

Postby jtemp320 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:21 pm

bump

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Re: LSAT addendum (absence, 167, 174 - necessary?)

Postby jtemp320 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:27 pm

bump

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Re: LSAT addendum (absence, 167, 174 - necessary?)

Postby jtemp320 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:47 pm

bump - somebody help me out here?

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Re: LSAT addendum (absence, 167, 174 - necessary?)

Postby ahduth » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:01 pm

I'd explain it, 174 bumps you into happy land, but there was a bit of a journey. I'd cut out all that extensive explanation crap, too Danielle Steele. Just say, "I failed to get my cancellation in on time the first time, and was extremely tired during the 167 administration." It's not like 167 is bad even, it's just not 174. A single sentence suffices.

Edit: Also, chill out... three bumps in an hour, damn.

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Re: LSAT addendum (absence, 167, 174 - necessary?)

Postby albanach » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:03 pm

I don't see the need. The LSAT difference isn't that great, and the absence pretty normal.

It used to be that you could postpone an exam up until the night before. That's no longer possible, so a much higher percentage will have absences these days.

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Re: LSAT addendum (absence, 167, 174 - necessary?)

Postby jtemp320 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:04 pm

Sorry bout all the bumps - I am just trying to get my apps in today and have a decision to make on this - also have prob had too much coffee

Thanks

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Re: LSAT addendum (absence, 167, 174 - necessary?)

Postby northwood » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:15 pm

7 point jump should be explained.

You were unprepared for the first test, took the second with allergies/ cold, and had medicine head, and the third one you were well rested, not on meds and did fine..




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