Should I write an LSAT addendum?

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needmylsat180
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Should I write an LSAT addendum?

Postby needmylsat180 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:16 am

Hello,

I took the LSAT 1.5 year ago and did not study (stupid) so got 151, registered for 2nd take but was sick the morning of, so I cancelled it upon arrival. I took my third one and scored a 167, which I plan to retake this December to get it closer to my PT average of 170+. I am wondering in this case, should I write an LSAT addendum to explain about my first take? Since I will have 4 LSAT takes by December.

Also, I have a 3.5 gpa and plan to ED for penn if that is possible.

THANK YOU

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Rigo
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Re: Should I write an LSAT addendum?

Postby Rigo » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:25 am

No.

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Re: Should I write an LSAT addendum?

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:37 am

No, and don't ED Penn.

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Re: Should I write an LSAT addendum?

Postby needmylsat180 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:08 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:No, and don't ED Penn.



Wouldn’t EDing increase my chance of acceptance?

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Re: Should I write an LSAT addendum?

Postby icechicken » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:12 pm

needmylsat180 wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:No, and don't ED Penn.



Wouldn’t EDing increase my chance of acceptance?


Probably not. It does increase your chances of getting milked for a quarter-million dollars, though, if you're into that.

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Re: Should I write an LSAT addendum?

Postby MercW07 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:26 pm

I asked schools about this at the Chicago Forum last week and they all said the only time they'd want an addendum is if something worth writing about happened in your life that made you retake the LSAT and score significantly better. They all explicitly said not studying for the first take, then studying for the 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th take would not be considered something worth writing about. One adcom told me that if you cant write a 2 page addendum about your reason for retaking then don't even try.

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Re: Should I write an LSAT addendum?

Postby needmylsat180 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:52 pm

MercW07 wrote:I asked schools about this at the Chicago Forum last week and they all said the only time they'd want an addendum is if something worth writing about happened in your life that made you retake the LSAT and score significantly better. They all explicitly said not studying for the first take, then studying for the 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th take would not be considered something worth writing about. One adcom told me that if you cant write a 2 page addendum about your reason for retaking then don't even try.


Great! Thank you! I guess I should work harder for my next test and let my score explains it




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