Law school resume question

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CourtneyJoann
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Law school resume question

Postby CourtneyJoann » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:45 pm

So, I'm drafting my resume for my law school applications, and I have a question in regards to what I should put for "experience." I'm currently an LSAT Prep instructor for the Princeton Review, and I'm debating if I should notate this or not. I'm not sure if it'll make me look good or if it'll make my LSAT scores have less of an impact. I took the LSAT in Feb and got a 169, but I didn't study for it (just sort of winged it). I ended up getting stressed because I forgot that there was an experimental section, and it threw me off for the last half of my exam. My practice tests have already shown improvement, so I know that I'm going to score higher this October when I re-take. My fear is that the admissions councils will think I only scored higher due to my intimate knowledge of the exam and not weight it as highly as they would if they didn't know I worked as an LSAT prep tutor.

What do y'all think? Would it make me look good to know that I'm good enough at the exam to teach LSAT prep through a national organization, or would it look like I was sorta "cheating" the system?

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Re: Law school resume question

Postby 2014 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:05 pm

They know people prepare and there isn't any evidence that preparing is seen as cheating while taking it cold is seen as indicative of your intelligence. I would list it for sure. If you have serious doubts just put "Instructor - Princeton Review" and "Helped students prepare for graduate school entrance exams" or however you want to word it.

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Re: Law school resume question

Postby VUSisterRayVU » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:17 pm

it makes no difference

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Re: Law school resume question

Postby CourtneyJoann » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:39 pm

Thanks! I went ahead and added it. I didn't think it would matter, but I tend to be paranoid about these types of things.




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