Addendum for 154-167-173 LSAT, Feedback Needed

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Antyrael
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Addendum for 154-167-173 LSAT, Feedback Needed

Postby Antyrael » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:25 pm

Hey all,

I'm trying to write an addendum explaining improvement in leaps and bounds in LSAT scores over the course of 1 year (December 09, October 10 and December 10). I was better prepared each time, but in general I would freeze the first time I hit a snag on the games section. That's the angle I tried to push in my addendum.

Any help to make it better would be greatly appreciated:

Addendum: LSAT Explanation

When I first took the LSAT in December of 2009, I had practiced at length. However, practicing under artificial testing conditions failed to adequately prepare me for the psychological aspect of a real LSAT, particularly the effect it had on my ability to complete the analytical reasoning section and a loss of concentration following it. I subsequently received a low score, and endeavored to become familiar enough with that area of the LSAT to mitigate test-day pressures.

I took the LSAT again in October of 2010 after having worked to become comfortable enough with that section. I improved, but still struggled with the psychological aspect of the analytical reasoning section and couldn’t duplicate my results during practice on the real LSAT exam. Knowing I wasn’t reaching my potential score, I took the test a third time in December of 2010 and received the score that I expected and believe most accurately reflects my ability to succeed in law school.

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Re: Addendum for 154-167-173 LSAT, Feedback Needed

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:31 pm

Consider:

I was nervous during my first LSAT sitting. A calm demeanor & better preparation resulted in much higher scores more indicative of my true abilities during my subsequent sittings for the LSAT exam.

Antyrael
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Re: Addendum for 154-167-173 LSAT, Feedback Needed

Postby Antyrael » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:37 pm

Is the message there that mine is too wordy? I've condensed it a little bit to:

I first took the LSAT in December of 2009. Practicing under artificial testing conditions failed to adequately prepare me for the psychological aspect of a real LSAT, particularly for the effect test-day pressure had on my ability to complete the analytical reasoning section and retain concentration on subsequent sections. I received a low score, and endeavored to become familiar enough with that area of the LSAT to mitigate test-day pressures.

I took the LSAT again in October of 2010 and improved, but still struggled with nerves on the analytical reasoning section and fell short of my expectations. Knowing I wasn’t reaching my potential score, I took the test a third time in December of 2010 and received the score that I expected and believe most accurately reflects my ability to succeed in law school.


Do you think an addendum as short as yours does an adequate job? I'm sure they appreciate conciseness as long as it gets the job done.

MrAnon
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Re: Addendum for 154-167-173 LSAT, Feedback Needed

Postby MrAnon » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:06 pm

Dear law schools:

I practiced the LSAT for over a year and a half. During that time I raised my score by a lot. Are you surprised?

Very truly yours,
The OP


Don't write an LSAT addendum. Any time you do anything for over a year you get better at it.




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