LSAT Addendum Advice

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gtrbrndn
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LSAT Addendum Advice

Postby gtrbrndn » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:30 pm

Should I include an addendum to explain my LSAT increase? Should I only include it if explicitly asked in the app?

Here's my information: I've taken the LSAT three times (Oct. 11, Oct. 12, Dec. 12) and received a 159, 159, and 168. The third score is pretty much what I've been scoring regularly on PTs (165-168). I work full-time as a high school teacher, so I could definitely discuss my schedule, grading priorities, etc. (not that I actually blame any of that).

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gaud
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Re: LSAT Addendum Advice

Postby gaud » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:54 pm

I'd only include it if it's explicitly asked for... and even then I may not include one. They're only going to care about your 168 because that's all they have to report.

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Re: LSAT Addendum Advice

Postby gtrbrndn » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:15 pm

gaud wrote:I'd only include it if it's explicitly asked for... and even then I may not include one. They're only going to care about your 168 because that's all they have to report.

Thanks for the reply. Anyone else have an opinion on this? I've read elsewhere on this site that a 6+ point jump justifies an addendum.

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Re: LSAT Addendum Advice

Postby TripTrip » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:36 pm

You should be fine without an addendum.

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Re: LSAT Addendum Advice

Postby Big Dog » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:56 am

Just out of curiosity, what does one say to schools that request an addendum for a 5+ increase in test score (beside 'had a bad day' on the first test)?

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Re: LSAT Addendum Advice

Postby bluepenguin » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:42 am

Big Dog wrote:Just out of curiosity, what does one say to schools that request an addendum for a 5+ increase in test score (beside 'had a bad day' on the first test)?


Some variation on "I wanted to go to your law school so I studied harder and did better" will usually work.




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