please read addendum for low LSAT score - is it ok?

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cavalier2015
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please read addendum for low LSAT score - is it ok?

Postby cavalier2015 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:58 pm

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Re: please read addendum for low LSAT score - is it ok?

Postby Rigo » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:02 pm

At least the last two sentences should be deleted.

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Re: please read addendum for low LSAT score - is it ok?

Postby rwhyAn » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:03 pm

Sorry for your loss. While the adcomms may have compassion, the addendum for a low score will ultimately have very little weight. The only addendum you need is a successful retake. Good luck.

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Re: please read addendum for low LSAT score - is it ok?

Postby cavalier2015 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:04 pm

yeah i was thinking that too. what about the remaining? i want to be straight forward with what happened. it it fine? i realize adcoms give 0 fucks about this but I atleast want to provide some light to why my score was complete garbage.

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Re: please read addendum for low LSAT score - is it ok?

Postby cavalier2015 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:06 pm

rwhyAn wrote:Sorry for your loss. While the adcomms may have compassion, the addendum for a low score will ultimately have very little weight. The only addendum you need is a successful retake. Good luck.


thank you. and yeah i figured addendums dont mean much, but all the admissions officers I emailed about told me to include one.

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Re: please read addendum for low LSAT score - is it ok?

Postby hillz » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:57 pm

Also change the second sentence - serious to series!

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Re: please read addendum for low LSAT score - is it ok?

Postby ballcaps » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:11 pm

cavalier2015 wrote:.
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Re: please read addendum for low LSAT score - is it ok?

Postby banjo » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:37 pm

did a quick clean-up of the language:
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Re: please read addendum for low LSAT score - is it ok?

Postby cavalier2015 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:00 pm

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Re: please read addendum for low LSAT score - is it ok?

Postby sparty99 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:35 pm

cavalier2015 wrote:
banjo wrote:did a quick clean-up of the language:

My September 2014 LSAT score does not accurately reflect my academic potential. On the night before the test, my parents informed me that my grandmother in India had passed away and that we would be flying to her funeral on the following day. I was extremely close to my grandmother and her passing deeply affected me. In addition, the proctor at the test center accidentally dropped the plastic bag containing my test materials, breaking my eyeglasses. My grief over the previous night's news and my poor vision during the test made it extremely difficult to concentrate. I was unable to cancel my score in the days following the test because I did not have internet access in my grandmother’s village in India.


wow thank you! this is much cleaner


If your score does not accurately reflect your academic potential then I would wander why you are not retaking...I would also wonder why you didn't cancel your score prior to traveling to India. This addendum should not be sent. You should retake and if you score considerably higher then perhaps you write an addendum as to why you improved. But at this point, there is no reason why you should send an addendum when you have the opportunity to retake.

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Re: please read addendum for low LSAT score - is it ok?

Postby hill1334 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:38 pm

At least when I took the LSAT in September, I had the opportunity to cancel on the day of--there was a check box on one of the last pages of the booklet that I could select. Did you not also have that option? I certainly got the impression that everyone did. If you did have the option, you are not being entirely truthful in stating that you were "unable to cancel." Maybe add a qualifier like, e.g., "in the days after the exam I was unable to cancel..."

Good luck on Saturday!

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Re: please read addendum for low LSAT score - is it ok?

Postby hillz » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:36 pm

OP is taking again in December so hopefully things will go well. I would take out the part about not being able to cancel - not necessary. I think you should submit the addendum...those are valid reasons for not performing well.

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Re: please read addendum for low LSAT score - is it ok?

Postby Harvette » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:17 pm

Please just retake.
And if you absolutely need an addendum, drop the line about your grandmother passing the night before. The glasses issues is sufficient enough.
U might then explain why u weren't able to cancel because u were attending funerals overseas with no access to the internet. But really if u wanted to cancel you would have found a way to. Don't u have a few days to do so?




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