Should I write an addendum?

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critterkln
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Should I write an addendum?

Postby critterkln » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:41 pm

For a 7 point jump (from 165 to 172) in my LSAT score. I am applying to a few t14 schools, and I do have legitimate reasons for my first score being sub-par. My car broke down twice driving to the city my test was scheduled in costing me hundreds in repairs, I had recently lost a job and had to move 500 miles from my current location.

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puff0ffluff
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Re: Should I write an addendum?

Postby puff0ffluff » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:50 pm

go for it. i can't see how writing an addendum could hurt your chances. if anything, it'll let the law schools know that your first score isn't representative.

good luck =)

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dietcoke0
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Re: Should I write an addendum?

Postby dietcoke0 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:59 pm

I wrote one for a similar 8 point jump. I had less of a legit reason, first testing center sucked, second, I did research for, rocked (was literally like I took it at home, forgot where I was all 5 sections)

But I downed played it. Said first one testing center conditions was bad, researched my second one, and scored closer to my averages. I would say something similar.

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Re: Should I write an addendum?

Postby dietcoke0 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:01 pm

puff0ffluff wrote:i can't see how writing an addendum could hurt your chances.


And bad advice. You think adcomms, who have to weed through 1000's of apps each year, want to read more BS. I only wrote mine on the app forms because they asked for the reason for the difference.




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