Help with letter for a class withrdaw

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Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby fixxion » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:53 am

Ok so I have two classes from 2009 that I started at a community college during the summer gap of my University studies. After the first couple of weeks a teacher from my University offered me an internship and I decided to take it. In all of the excitement and 60 hour work weeks I completely spaced and didn't drop the classes in time. These two F's are killing my gpa by a .1. It's dropping me from a 3.5 to a 3.4. Below is the short statement I am sending with the application to change the grades to a W.
What do you guys think? Any advice is most welcome.

"I am in the process of applying to law schools for the Fall 2012 admission cycle and have two classes from (X COMMUNITY COLLEGE) that are greatly hurting my chances. I do not have any excuses regarding my failure to drop the classes on time, but I did stop attending them before the drop deadline. I know it is my fault and there may be nothing you can do to help me. I am a rising senior at (X UNIVERSITY) and have a current GPA of 3.72. If there is any way to look back at the attendance records for these two courses and verify that I did not earn F letter grades i would be very appreciative. I categorize myself as a hard working and diligent student and have never received an F before as you can see from my attached transcripts. Thank you for your consideration."

Please help. Getting these grades changed would mean a world of difference and give me the chance to get my gpa to 3.65 after my senior year in case this cycle dosn't go well.

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby jdMission » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:56 am

You ask an interesting question. Explaining an aberration in grades lends itself to an addenda. Your goal is to explain your weak grades and to persuade AdCom that your transcript is not an accurate reflection of your capabilities. This addendum should emphasize all the terrific skills and life lessons you learned in your internship, and how they are going to make you a better law student and lawyer. AdCom wants to know that if you decide to take a job during law school, you will be able to keep your grades up while you juggle different commitments. Hope this helps.

Sunitha Ramaiah
Co-Founder and Consultant to CNN.com
President of American Philatelic Society
General counsel and President of Bombay Talkie, LLC, a chain of restaurants with a hip take on Indian street food
Cooley '07

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:58 am

quit trying to scam people bro

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby NZA » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:00 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:quit trying to scam people bro

So, you hit 5K and suddenly you're just calling people out left and right, huh?

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby 071816 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:02 am

jdMission wrote:You ask an interesting question. Explaining an aberration in grades lends itself to an addenda. Your goal is to explain your weak grades and to persuade AdCom that your transcript is not an accurate reflection of your capabilities. This addendum should emphasize all the terrific skills and life lessons you learned in your internship, and how they are going to make you a better law student and lawyer. AdCom wants to know that if you decide to take a job during law school, you will be able to keep your grades up while you juggle different commitments. Hope this helps.

Sunitha Ramaiah
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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby NZA » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:02 am

chimp wrote:
jdMission wrote:You ask an interesting question. Explaining an aberration in grades lends itself to an addenda. Your goal is to explain your weak grades and to persuade AdCom that your transcript is not an accurate reflection of your capabilities. This addendum should emphasize all the terrific skills and life lessons you learned in your internship, and how they are going to make you a better law student and lawyer. AdCom wants to know that if you decide to take a job during law school, you will be able to keep your grades up while you juggle different commitments. Hope this helps.

Sunitha Ramaiah
TLS Spammer

Show some respect. She's the president of a society that does something.

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:04 am

NZA wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:quit trying to scam people bro

So, you hit 5K and suddenly you're just calling people out left and right, huh?


yep, just try to get to my level bro, just try

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby NZA » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:04 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:
NZA wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:quit trying to scam people bro

So, you hit 5K and suddenly you're just calling people out left and right, huh?


yep, just try to get to my level bro, just try

Don't even worry. I'm unemployed now, I'll be there in no time.

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:05 am

jdMission wrote:
Sunitha Ramaiah
TLS Spammer


mod edit FTW

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:05 am

NZA wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
NZA wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:quit trying to scam people bro

So, you hit 5K and suddenly you're just calling people out left and right, huh?


yep, just try to get to my level bro, just try

Don't even worry. I'm unemployed now, I'll be there in no time.

me too! i'm awake right now cuz i have nothing to do during the day so i sleep til 1pm

::high five::

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:06 am

jdMission wrote:
Sunitha Ramaiah
Co-Founder and Consultant to CNN.com; President of American Philatelic Society
Cooley '07


oh wait, this is the mod edit....FTW....

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby NZA » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:06 am

paulinaporizkova wrote: me too! i'm awake right now cuz i have nothing to do during the day so i sleep til 1pm

::high five::

Oh dude. I'm way on board.

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby Magnolia » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:07 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:
jdMission wrote:
Sunitha Ramaiah
Co-Founder and Consultant to CNN.com; President of American Philatelic Society
Cooley '07


oh wait, this is the mod edit....FTW....

Are you drunk?

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:07 am

Magnolia wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
jdMission wrote:
Sunitha Ramaiah
Co-Founder and Consultant to CNN.com; President of American Philatelic Society
Cooley '07


oh wait, this is the mod edit....FTW....

Are you drunk?


yes.

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby 071816 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:08 am

NZA wrote:Show some respect. She's the president of a society that does something.


So was Stalin.

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:08 am

chimp wrote:
NZA wrote:
chimp wrote:Show some respect. She's the president of a society that does something.


So was Stalin.

yeah and he got shit done

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby Magnolia » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:09 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:
Magnolia wrote:Are you drunk?


yes.

jealousss

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby NZA » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:09 am

chimp wrote:
NZA wrote:
chimp wrote:Show some respect. She's the president of a society that does something.


So was Stalin.

He was the president of a thing that did some stuff. Totally different.

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:10 am

Magnolia wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
Magnolia wrote:Are you drunk?


yes.

jealousss


i stole my roommate's bottle of wine from the basement because she has like 10 on a shelf that haven't been touched in about 2 years. come on board!

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby NZA » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:11 am

OP:

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby 071816 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:11 am

NZA wrote:
chimp wrote:
NZA wrote:
chimp wrote:Show some respect. She's the president of a society that does something.


So was Stalin.

He was the president of a thing that did some stuff. Totally different.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby Jack Smirks » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:11 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:i stole my roommate's bottle of wine from the basement because she has like 10 on a shelf that haven't been touched in about 2 years. come on board!

you are out of control.

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby Magnolia » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:12 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:i stole my roommate's bottle of wine from the basement because she has like 10 on a shelf that haven't been touched in about 2 years. come on board!

:lol: good god you're a hot mess.

e: fuck you naterj

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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby 071816 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:17 am

jdMission wrote:fuck you all


LOL
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Re: Help with letter for a class withrdaw

Postby NZA » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:18 am

Image

Saw that. :lol:

I'm sad you deleted it, it made you more human.



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