156 on first try to 163 on second... addendum worthy?

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156 on first try to 163 on second... addendum worthy?

Postby dkang » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:17 pm

156 in june 2011, then 163 in dec 2012. I just studied more. is that big enough of a big to write a addendum or is that usual?

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Re: 156 on first try to 163 on second... addendum worthy?

Postby top30man » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:22 pm

dkang wrote:156 in june 2011, then 163 in dec 2012. I just studied more. is that big enough of a big to write a addendum or is that usual?

I think its usual. I wouldnt.

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Re: 156 on first try to 163 on second... addendum worthy?

Postby The Platypus » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:26 pm

dkang wrote:156 in june 2011, then 163 in dec 2012.


December 2012 hasn't happened yet. #AlternativeRealityFTW?

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Re: 156 on first try to 163 on second... addendum worthy?

Postby top30man » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:28 pm

The Platypus wrote:
dkang wrote:156 in june 2011, then 163 in dec 2012.


December 2012 hasn't happened yet. #AlternativeRealityFTW?

Assumed he meant he meant December 2011. If not, lol.

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Re: 156 on first try to 163 on second... addendum worthy?

Postby dkang » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:34 pm

top30man wrote:
The Platypus wrote:
dkang wrote:156 in june 2011, then 163 in dec 2012.


December 2012 hasn't happened yet. #AlternativeRealityFTW?

Assumed he meant he meant December 2011. If not, lol.



Haha Dec. 2011****

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Re: 156 on first try to 163 on second... addendum worthy?

Postby Nova » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:35 pm

Not addendum worthy. Good job, though.

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Re: 156 on first try to 163 on second... addendum worthy?

Postby Jaytray » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:36 pm

Nova wrote:Not addendum worthy. Good job, though.


People say this all the time (and FWIW I agree, simply studying more shouldn't need an addendum) what about schools that specifically ask for it? For example Duke says you should write something to convince them to take the highest, otherwise they average. I know conventional TLS wisdom says they are lying about averaging but wouldn't ignoring their explicit instructions (they actually say it twice on the instructions page) look pretty bad?

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Re: 156 on first try to 163 on second... addendum worthy?

Postby dietcoke0 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:20 pm

I had an 8 point jump (162-170) and got asked about it a few times. I just told them the truth (took original test at Temple, was terrible testing conditions, took second test at Penn, heavenly testing condition, plus a few more month to review, and less nerve) And that was good enough explanation for them.




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