Writing an addendum about multiple LSAT scores

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Writing an addendum about multiple LSAT scores

Postby timeandspace11 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:39 pm

Hey everyone,

Basically so far I have taken the LSAT twice and am planning it on taking it a second time. My first score was a 150. My second score improved substantially to a 161. I have been practicing for the June LSAT and recently my practice tests have ranged from a 164 to a 166 (166 is the score I have got on the last to practice tests). I am trying to break a 170.

Basically the reason I got a higher score the second time is that I had more time to practice due to a slightly lower course load. Also the first time I took the test I had to travel to Gainesville from Tallahassee to take the test due to all the seats being filled up in Tallahassee.

Are any of these acceptable arguments to explain my higher 2nd score?
Also assuming I get a significantly higher third score, would simply saying I practiced more be an acceptable answer?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Writing an addendum about multiple LSAT scores

Postby bne » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:24 am

I would wait to see if you increase your score the third time you take your test. How you do this time around will determine if you need to write an addendum.

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Re: Writing an addendum about multiple LSAT scores

Postby bp shinners » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:42 pm

Some schools will ask that you write an addendum just based on that 11 point increase. If you break a 170, it's even more likely that a school will want to read an addendum.

Unfortunately, having to travel (because you registered late) and studying more are bad reasons/expected reasons, so you addendum won't be strong. That doesn't matter that much, though, as a score of 170+ will help you much more than having to explain a 20 point spread will hurt you.

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