My LSAT addendum

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lawgirl10
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My LSAT addendum

Postby lawgirl10 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:54 pm

I am writing to address my 12-point score increase between my October 2009 LSAT score of 153 and my December 2010 LSAT score of 165. The first time I took the exam, I was not placed at the testing center of my choice, and I was not able to visit the center prior to my exam. I underestimated the stress that would accompany finding my testing location in New York City, and I feel this oversight, coupled with test day anxiety, negatively impacted my score. My December 2010 score is a more accurate indication of my abilities and an accurate reflection of my aptitude as a future law school student.


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Re: My LSAT addendum

Postby gdane » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:36 pm

lawgirl10 wrote:I am writing to address my 12-point score increase between my October 2009 LSAT score of 153 and my December 2010 LSAT score of 165. The first time I took the exam, I was not placed at the testing center of my choice, and I was not able to visit the center prior to my exam. I underestimated the stress that would accompany finding my testing location in New York City, and I feel this oversight, coupled with test day anxiety, negatively impacted my score. My December 2010 score is a more accurate indication of my abilities and an accurate reflection of my aptitude as a future law school student. indicative of my abilities. I urge the committee on admissions to put the highest weight possible on my 165 when reviewing my application.

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Lose that last part. Dont talk about aptitude. Other than that this is fine.

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Re: My LSAT addendum

Postby northwood » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:42 pm

lawgirl10 wrote:I am writing to address my 12-point score increase between my October 2009 LSAT score of 153 and my December 2010 LSAT score of 165. The first time I took the exam, I was not placed at the testing center of my choice, and I was not able to visit the center prior to my exam. I underestimated the stress that would accompany finding my testing location in New York City, and I feel this oversight, coupled with test day anxiety, negatively impacted my score. My December 2010 score is a more accurate indication of my abilities and an accurate reflection of my aptitude as a future law school student.


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I would say something along the lines of: When I took the the october lsat, I had severe test day anxiety, magnified by the stress of trying to find my test center in NYC, a city that I am not familiar with, and was not my ideal place to take the test. I believe the added stress and anxiety of trying to locate the test center in a timely fashion carried over throughout the test, and negatively affected my performance. My score of 165 on the December 2010 exam is a better indication of my ability.




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