Significant difference in LSAT scores?

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JGK
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Significant difference in LSAT scores?

Postby JGK » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:00 pm

I've started filling out my applications and have come across a section that asks me to explain if there was a significant difference in LSAT scores.

My question is: What do they consider to be a significant difference? The difference between my two lsat scores is 11 points. 158-169, and I'm not sure if that's what they mean by significant? I don't even know how I would go about explaining the difference. I was nervous the first time? I made a stupid mistake that costs me points the first time? I had more time to study the second time? Would those be adequate explanations?

Anyway, any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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kwais
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Re: Significant difference in LSAT scores?

Postby kwais » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:01 pm

that is significant. and your answer should be honest. had an off day is not a terrible thing to say. tell them the second score aligns with your preparation and abilities

JGK
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Re: Significant difference in LSAT scores?

Postby JGK » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:14 pm

I would never consider being dishonest.
Thanks for the reply, that really clears things up for me!

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Re: Significant difference in LSAT scores?

Postby ColtsFan88 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:10 pm

Where does the application usually request this? On the Standardized Tests section?

msquaredb
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Re: Significant difference in LSAT scores?

Postby msquaredb » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:38 am

Even though law schools take the highest will they have a problem with such a difference in scores?

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Re: Significant difference in LSAT scores?

Postby bp shinners » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:57 am

msquaredb wrote:Even though law schools take the highest will they have a problem with such a difference in scores?


Generally, no. They just want to know if there is a specific reason for the discrepancy.




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