aaddenda lenght?

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aaddenda lenght?

Postby JayJones78 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:40 pm

I am going to write an LSAT addenda and a diversity statement. my PS is around 730 words. How long should the addendum be? I assumed 500 words or less.

good guess?

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Re: aaddenda lenght?

Postby mmbt123 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:11 pm

I did a page- double spaced and 11-point font. Worked out fine for me.

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Re: aaddenda lenght?

Postby North » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:24 pm

Don't write a page long LSAT addendum. JFC. Imagine you're an AdComm. Would you want to read a FULL PAGE of excuses when you have hundreds of other files to read that day? No, because that would be awful.

AdComms want clarity and concision. Write five sentences, tops, not five hundred words.

It's also very likely that you don't even need an LSAT addendum. Why do you think you have to write one?

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Re: aaddenda lenght?

Postby JayJones78 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:52 pm

North wrote:Don't write a page long LSAT addendum. JFC. Imagine you're an AdComm. Would you want to read a FULL PAGE of excuses when you have hundreds of other files to read that day? No, because that would be awful.

AdComms want clarity and concision. Write five sentences, tops, not five hundred words.

It's also very likely that you don't even need an LSAT addendum. Why do you think you have to write one?


That's why:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=199593 (my other thread)

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Re: aaddenda lenght?

Postby Cellar-door » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:52 pm

JayJones78 wrote:
North wrote:Don't write a page long LSAT addendum. JFC. Imagine you're an AdComm. Would you want to read a FULL PAGE of excuses when you have hundreds of other files to read that day? No, because that would be awful.

AdComms want clarity and concision. Write five sentences, tops, not five hundred words.

It's also very likely that you don't even need an LSAT addendum. Why do you think you have to write one?


That's why:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=199593 (my other thread)


Huh? You are writing an addendum because you took the test 3 times in a year and they won't give you an exception to take it again?
Absolutely DO NOT write an addendum for that. Unless I missed something I can think of no positive way to spin 3 bad scores without it looking like whining and immaturity.

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Re: aaddenda lenght?

Postby TripTrip » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:54 pm

Don't write an addendum for that. What would it even say?

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Re: aaddenda lenght?

Postby dingbat » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:56 pm

TripTrip wrote:Don't write an addendum for that. What would it even say?

Agreed.

That being said, an addendum should never be more than 1 page, using the same font and spacing as your PS (hint: if you can squeeze in 500 words, you're doing it wrong)

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Re: aaddenda lenght?

Postby JayJones78 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:13 pm

Thanks for the advice. LSAT addenda is trashed. Diversity one remains and will be 500 words or less.

Much appreciated, as always.

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Re: aaddenda lenght?

Postby North » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:02 pm

JayJones78 wrote:Thanks for the advice. LSAT addenda is trashed. Diversity one remains and will be 500 words or less.

Much appreciated, as always.

Yeah, Diversity Statements are supposed to be a page. Nothing wrong with that.




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