Advice please! Is this a valid reason for a LSAT addendum?

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pammie0415
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Advice please! Is this a valid reason for a LSAT addendum?

Postby pammie0415 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:43 pm

I'm still waiting on my Dec score but I want to write up an addendum first so I can send in my applications as soon as the score comes out..

So here’s my story. I live an 6 hour drive away from the closest test center. When I took the June LSAT, I drove into town the night before and stayed at a cheap hotel. Unfortunately for me, the other guests there that night were being loud and obnoxious all night so I barely got any sleep. It really affected my performance as I was prep testing in the 170 range. So when I retook in December, I drove down 2 days in advance, checked into a nice hotel and made sure they gave me a room on a near empty floor. And I definitely feel like I did great this time.

Does this warrant an addendum? I know law schools tend to take your highest score anyway but I have 1 cancel and 1 low score (164). So I feel like I should explain the circumstances. I don’t want to come across as whiny though and it’s not like my mom died before I took the test. I just had a bad night of sleep.

So, addendum? No addendum? Please let me know what you think. Thanks!!

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Re: Advice please! Is this a valid reason for a LSAT addendum?

Postby bk1 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:45 pm

No.

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Re: Advice please! Is this a valid reason for a LSAT addendum?

Postby pifhib2 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:50 pm

Nope. Valid reasons for an addendum are things like:

Noisy construction going on outside the testing room.
Proctor calls time 30 minutes early.
Testing room is 90 degrees and windows won't open.


Things that don't deserve an addendum:

I had trouble sleeping the night before.
I was really stressed out.
My desk was really uncomfortable.

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Re: Advice please! Is this a valid reason for a LSAT addendum?

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:02 pm

Nope.

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Re: Advice please! Is this a valid reason for a LSAT addendum?

Postby pammie0415 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:51 pm

Thanks guys! No addendum for me then!

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LexLeon
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Re: Advice please! Is this a valid reason for a LSAT addendum?

Postby LexLeon » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:24 pm

It might not be a bad idea to write an addendum.

But your score isn't "low", per se (90th percentile)...




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