LSAT Score Jump Addendum

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LSAT Score Jump Addendum

Postby remix » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:57 pm

I have a good problem - I jumped up ~12 points from my first test.

I was originally planning on not sending any and letting my score speak for itself. But I noticed that certain schools like Penn, UVa, and Michigan recommend sending an addendum for score jumps. I should be sending one for these, right? Previous threads seemed to be 50/50 on whether it made a difference or not.

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Re: LSAT Score Jump Addendum

Postby fruitoftheloom » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:03 pm

FWIW, I tested in Sept 2007, retested in Feb 2012 with 4 pt jump, then retested in Oct 2012 with total of 11 point jump, and I have decided not to send in an addendum. I assume they'll know the one more than 5 years old isn't representative of my abilities. Also, I don't have a good excuse. "I discovered TLS forum after the February test and realized I could study for the LSAT" seems pretty lame.

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Re: LSAT Score Jump Addendum

Postby usafgirl » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:10 pm

Do you have a reason for the 12 point jump? If you have a valid reason then an addendum can't hurt. Just my two-cents though.

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Re: LSAT Score Jump Addendum

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:28 pm

I went up 12 points and didn't send one. May be why I got rejected from Penn, UVA and Michigan.

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Re: LSAT Score Jump Addendum

Postby remix » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:43 pm

Tiago, did you write Why <>? for the three schools?

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Re: LSAT Score Jump Addendum

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:07 am

I did. Especially at Penn and Virginia, you'll have a good idea of whether YP is a possibility based on your numbers. 170/3.5 probably gets into Penn, while 180/3.5 probably gets waitlisted. But writing a Why Essay isn't very hard and since these schools apparently like seeing them it's worth it to toss one in with your app.



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