Addendum?

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ktaraq
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Addendum?

Postby ktaraq » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:11 pm

I have an absent (Feb 09), cancel (Feb 2010), cancel (June 2010) and would appreciate any feedback! Besidse this perceivable flakiness, the rest of my application is strong and shows a lot of ambition in contrast (I hope). Anyway here goes:

ADDENDUM
In February 2009, I signed up for the LSAT despite not being completely serious about law as a career path. When I learned I could no longer cancel the exam prior to it, I made the decision to be absent, rather than perform poorly. After several significant life experiences, I became convinced that law school is necessary towards achieving my lifelong policy goals. During my first and second times (February 2010 and June 2010) sitting for the LSAT I felt that these attempts would not have accurately reflected my abilities, and therefore canceled both. My intuitions were accurate as I had a sudden upswing in my practice scores prior to my last attempt.

ktaraq
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Re: Addendum?/LSAT Dates?

Postby ktaraq » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:00 pm

Quick question - Under LSAT dates should I be posting my absence? Thanks!

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northwood
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Re: Addendum?

Postby northwood » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:04 pm

I dont think you have to- since you didnt sit for the test. You should explain it in your addendum- which by the way sounds good.

albanach
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Re: Addendum?

Postby albanach » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:21 pm

I'd ignore the absence - one is pretty normal and will be dismissed my most admissions staff.

Just put:

During my first and second attempts at the LSAT I felt my performance on test day would not have accurately reflected my abilities, and therefore canceled both. My final LSAT score accurately reflected my performance in practice.




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