LSAT addendum for proctors talking?

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Should I write an addendum?

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marcellus
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LSAT addendum for proctors talking?

Postby marcellus » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:21 pm

During my LSAT, the proctors had conversations in a low voice, basically whispering. They chatted on and off during 2 sections, for minutes at a time. I was distracted. I didnt complain to LSAC. It was a while back. I scored slightly lower than my avg PTs, but still within the lower range of normal scores.

Should I include a short 5-6 line addendum explaining this happened? Or will it look like a silly whining complaint to adcoms and its better to leave it off?
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justonemoregame
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Re: LSAT addendum for proctors talking?

Postby justonemoregame » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:29 pm

Same thing happened at my testing center (twice). Affected me the first time. I wouldn't mention it in an addendum.

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Re: LSAT addendum for proctors talking?

Postby john1990 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:50 pm

:lol: my proctors talked and ate food. I couldn't believe it :mrgreen: Eating food infront of 100 LSAT takers, some of which must be hungry :lol:
I would write the addendum if the school asks for it, but i would keep it to 1-3 lines tops.

edit- you should have asked them if they remember their business partner
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marcellus
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Re: LSAT addendum for proctors talking?

Postby marcellus » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:53 pm

Thanks for the replies. Anyone else care to chime in?

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MachineLemon
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Re: LSAT addendum for proctors talking?

Postby MachineLemon » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:00 pm

Not sure I'd get so specific as to blame the proctors. Sounds a little petty. Maybe noisy/distracting testing environment.

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gaud
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Re: LSAT addendum for proctors talking?

Postby gaud » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:01 pm

I don't think it will be helpful or at least not helpful enough to be worthwhile

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Re: LSAT addendum for proctors talking?

Postby lats19nys » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:07 pm

i think if anything it could hurt you to write one. It seems like your reaching on that one. I think most schools would wonder, if you really did worse than you are capable of why not a retake? Also, if it was that bad why not complain to LSAC in the first place?

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Re: LSAT addendum for proctors talking?

Postby BiglawOrBust » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:12 pm

Do not write an addendum for the reason you listed.

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T00L
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Re: LSAT addendum for proctors talking?

Postby T00L » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:13 pm

I had a proctors phone ring (and the BITCH answered it). Even so, i agree with everyone else. I think inability to concentrate just looks bad on you. I mean, it's not like the adcoms are going to say, "well, let's see, her/his proctors talked for a few minutes, and he/she would have probably gotten two more questions right during that time, so we should give him/her a 1-2 point boost."

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Re: LSAT addendum for proctors talking?

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:33 am

I think not having filed a complaint in the first place makes it look bad. If I'm an adcomm, I'm thinking "well, they clearly didn't think it affected them that much at the time...until they got a lower score than expected and are not looking for any plausible excuse."

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Re: LSAT addendum for proctors talking?

Postby cutecarmel » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:44 am

No. Although they shouldn't have been talking, writing an addendum would seem like whinning. There was a thunderstorm during my LSAT and the power went of 3-4 times during one of my sections and LSAC didn't change anything, so I doubt light whispering really counts as a distraction in their book.

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Re: LSAT addendum for proctors talking?

Postby mrtoren » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:20 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:If I'm an adcomm, I'm thinking "well, they clearly didn't think it affected them that much at the time...until they got a lower score than expected and are not looking for any plausible excuse."

Exactly. Just seeing this thread..I'm thinking the same thing.

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Re: LSAT addendum for proctors talking?

Postby gwrjones » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:19 am

I would say "no" as well. I think ideal testing circumstances are rare. There will almost always be something. A loud clock, talking proctors, someone constantly sniffling, etc. Hell, I took mine in Baghdad. I had a few other things on my mind at the time.

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Re: LSAT addendum for proctors talking?

Postby ThreeRivers » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:03 pm

gwrjones wrote:I would say "no" as well. I think ideal testing circumstances are rare. There will almost always be something. A loud clock, talking proctors, someone constantly sniffling, etc. Hell, I took mine in Baghdad. I had a few other things on my mind at the time.

My testing center was about as close to perfect as possible and I can think of a couple minor things that might have threw me off for a split second though... so knowing that I guess I could have a complaint (and had an amazing test center), yes this is true lol




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