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Postby leidice » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:11 am

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Re: LSAT addendum??? -- unusual issue

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:13 am

Wait a few more days for your score.. Congrats on a great gpa, don't let that go to waste

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Re: LSAT addendum??? -- unusual issue

Postby Dany » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:15 am

Unless you have some diagnosed learning disability, no.

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Re: LSAT addendum??? -- unusual issue

Postby hokie » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:20 am

man, that's rough [2nd score]. I think the general rule of thumb has been if you don't think you have a 'good' reason why they should put more weight on your higher score, then you shouldn't write an addendum. However, I believe most schools will place most/all weight on your higher score (except maybe T6) so the lower retake shouldn't hurt you too bad......hopefully you killed the Dec LSAT!

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Re: LSAT addendum??? -- unusual issue

Postby SupraVln180 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:23 am

whats your highest score and what schools are you applying to? Most likely the school will take your highest score anyway, unless you're looking T6.

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Re: LSAT addendum??? -- unusual issue

Postby bdubs » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:17 am

You might think you have an unusual level of test anxiety but schools will not buy it unless you have a history of poor performance on standardized tests. Your high GPA may be a good opportunity to show that if you also freaked out on the SAT/ACT.

That is a tough addendum to write and it is frequently advised against on this board.

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Re: LSAT addendum??? -- unusual issue

Postby 2011L1 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:35 am

leidice wrote:My highest (known) score is a 157. My ultimate "reach" is Virginia, where my father attended law school as well. I'm applying to T1 schools in the southeast region, such as Georgia, UNC, UF...

I'm frustrated because everyone says a low LSAT score is the most easily fixed application issue because it can be overcome by just studying harder and retaking the test, but it seemed to work against me. I believe I placed so much pressure on myself to perform better the second time, it only stressed me out more. I'd hate to have my LSAT history ruin my chances of getting into good T1 schools, as I worked especially hard throughout UG to maintain my GPA and graduate with two UG degrees.


Good luck I wish you well no sarcasm. don't let the test define you!

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Re: LSAT addendum??? -- unusual issue

Postby merichard87 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:48 am

This is not an unusual issue and unless you can prove a history of poor standardized testing scores + an academic performance that counters those scores I wouldnt write an addendum.

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Re: LSAT addendum??? -- unusual issue

Postby swfangirl » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:51 am

merichard87 wrote:This is not an unusual issue and unless you can prove a history of poor standardized testing scores + an academic performance that counters those scores I wouldnt write an addendum.


+1 to this.

Sorry about your test anxiety...unfortunately it's not a very strong excuse. :-/

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Re: LSAT addendum??? -- unusual issue

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:59 am

This is one reason why multiple attempts are permitted for the LSAT. Many attorneys suffer anxiety before courtroom appearances. An addendum may raise concerns rather than alleviate them in your case.

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Postby leidice » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:35 am

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Re: LSAT addendum???

Postby 2011L1 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:11 am

leidice wrote:Just received my December score: 163. This is a +12 from October and +6 from June. The school I'm applying to said they would prefer an explanation for a significant change (he said 5+) in LSAT scores. All I really can explain is that I figured out how to calm my nerves before this last test.

Would you still advise not writing an addendum, as it would bring attention to my bad scores? Or should I just write something short that says basically that this latest score is most representative of my ability and to focus on this one?


Congrats! Don't write anything unless they ask you!

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Re: LSAT addendum??? -- unusual issue

Postby bbermud » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:54 am

Would someone be willing to look at my addendum? I can PM it to you if you like. Thank you.




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