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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby lawschool1741 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:47 am

No addendum necessary.

They have metrics they need to hit and if they can report an incoming student w/ 177, that's plenty enough for them.

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby mvp99 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:04 pm

enjoy Yale

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby pylon » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:17 pm

mujiali wrote:How badly will the other two scores hurt me? Should I just submit a simple addendum that says I wasn't prepared before my first two takes? What's the best way to go about this?

Not at all. I also wouldn't submit an addendum, unless you had an actual reason (not just lack of preparation). Congrats on the jump!

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby Rigo » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:31 pm

mvp99 wrote:enjoy Yale

This is thrown around way too frequently for posters who don't discuss softs at all.

OP, no addendum necessary.

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby Rigo » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:04 pm

mujiali wrote:
Dirigo wrote:
mvp99 wrote:enjoy Yale

This is thrown around way too frequently for posters who don't discuss softs at all.
OP, no addendum necessary.

As a longtime lurker I completely agree. My sorts make take questionable (k jd), but I am going to blanket the top t14 anyways.

I definitely wasn't trying to dissuade you from applying. In fact, you should definitely apply.
Yale is just such a black box that it's really a pipe dream for everyone. It rejects 180/4.0's every year.

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby DetroitRed » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:50 pm

If you have a reason (apart from studying more) for the discrepancy, I would write an addendum. Some schools (including Yale) have said explicitly that they want addenda for score discrepancies of 6 points or more.

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby KD35 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:53 pm

Congrats. Whatever school you end up at will love you, no need for an addendum.

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby Rigo » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:22 pm

DetroitRed wrote:If you have a reason (apart from studying more) for the discrepancy, I would write an addendum. Some schools (including Yale) have said explicitly that they want addenda for score discrepancies of 6 points or more.

Any excuse for TWO lower LSATs would be super flimsy anyways.
LSAT addenda are super unnecessary after the ABA changed the reporting rules to only reporting the higher score.

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby Indifference » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:29 pm

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby Rigo » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:32 pm

Don't write an addendum. If schools care (which they won't), they may ask about it in your interview.

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:54 pm

TLS community: link to this thread every time someone in the 160s says they aren't retaking because they can't get higher.

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby BillsFan9907 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:31 am

Dirigo wrote:
DetroitRed wrote:If you have a reason (apart from studying more) for the discrepancy, I would write an addendum. Some schools (including Yale) have said explicitly that they want addenda for score discrepancies of 6 points or more.

Any excuse for TWO lower LSATs would be super flimsy anyways.
LSAT addenda are super unnecessary after the ABA changed the reporting rules to only reporting the higher score.


You're applying to Yale and you had an undiagnosed thyroid condition causing extreme fatigue and mental fogginess after engaging in focused activites for a prolonged period of time. You had poor insurance. Following getting the proper insurance from Obamacare, you got a score better reflecting your abilities.

I suspect Yale would want to hear that.

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby sparty99 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:44 am

mujiali wrote:I took the LSAT there times this cycle. I scored a dismal 163, followed by a crushing 164 retake. I got the shock of my life when the December score came back as a 177.

How badly will the other two scores hurt me? Should I just submit a simple addendum that says I wasn't prepared before my first two takes? What's the best way to go about this?

FWIW I have a 3.87 lsdas GPA.


Good luck at Yale, dude.

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby Rigo » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:22 am

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:30 am

good luck at Princeton, bro

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby twenty » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:27 am

Dirigo wrote:
sparty99 wrote:Good luck at Yale, dude.

Dude, no.


no offense, but I sort of don't see why you're so worked up about this. just mentally translate it to "great work on your LSAT, enjoy your life." it's pretty unlikely that people (maybe excluding sparty?) are being willfully dense, or that applicants are so emotionally fragile that if they don't get yale after some putz on TLS told them to "enjoy it" that they'll slit their wrists or something.

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby Moneytrees » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:20 pm

He's probably a lock at any school except Yale. Still has a solid chance of getting in though.

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby pylon » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:49 pm

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby musedreverie » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:58 am

No addendum necessary, unless you had an excellent reason.

I jumped 9 points between retakes, didn't write addenda to any schools, and topic of my LSAT scores, retakes, the jumps etc. didn't come up in any of my interviews.

And great job on your December resit, what a fantastic present it must have been on the new year's!

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby kfb2112 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:48 pm

Just an FYI: I was a 167, 180 so I looked into this quite a bit. Nearly every good school explicitly says that if your score increases a substantial amount they want an addendum. Perhaps as some suggest they don't really care and just want to maximize scores, but even so, ignoring explicit instructions would be a mistake. I highly suggest you write one.

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby Indifference » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:01 am

kfb2112 wrote:Just an FYI: I was a 167, 180 so I looked into this quite a bit. Nearly every good school explicitly says that if your score increases a substantial amount they want an addendum. Perhaps as some suggest they don't really care and just want to maximize scores, but even so, ignoring explicit instructions would be a mistake. I highly suggest you write one.


I've been looking around but haven't come across explicit instructions anywhere yet. Could you link to any you know of?

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Re: 163, 164, 177! addendum?

Postby superpatton » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:14 am

I have yet to find one sentence on a t-14 school's application instructions that requires an addendum. Chicago suggests explaining a large discrepancy in scores on one of their FAQ pages on the website, but nothing on application instructions. I think if schools were that concerned about addendums for score increases they would explicitly say so on their LSAC applications. As it stands though just remember that the rankings only require schools to submit the higher score.




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