My LSAT addendum..

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yesofcourse
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My LSAT addendum..

Postby yesofcourse » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:58 pm

Please tell me what you think....


I took the LSAT three times (in June, October, and December of 2008). For the June administration I requested accommodations that would allow me to check my blood sugar in between each section. I have type 1 diabetes and it is imperative that my blood sugar be within a healthy range (i.e. roughly 80- 150) for me to perform at my optimal level. However, in June and in October I was only allowed to have food and drink on my desk during the test; I was not allowed to test my blood sugar at any time beside the fifteen minute break between sections three and four. During the June administration my blood sugar was 340 at break. In October my blood sugar was 280 at break. When my blood sugar is this high I am restless and unable to organize my thoughts. I did everything in my power to make sure my blood sugar was within range but do to my fear of being low (if my blood sugar is low my cognitive abilities are much more impaired relative to when my blood sugar is a little high) I erred on the high side during both administrations. I took my score in June (receiving a 163) because I was hoping to be able to get my applications in early, so I was just hoping for the best. However, seeing as my score was significantly below my diagnostic score I registered for the October test. I fought the accommodation issue in October but to no avail. I decided to go ahead and take the October test (despite not receiving the accommodations I requested) because 1) I did not want to wait until January to send in my applications, and 2) I generally have very good control of my blood sugar so I had reason to believe my blood sugar would not get out of range again. Unfortunately, I was wrong. I did not feel well during the October administration (do to my blood sugar being high) so I cancelled. Subsequently I signed up for the December test and presented LSAC with additional information from my doctor stressing the importance of my blood sugar being in the correct range during the test, and hence being able to check my blood sugar in between each section. These accommodations were granted for the December exam. During the December administration my blood sugar was within the desired range so I know that my December score will be a more accurate reflection of my abilities.

got a 170 on Dec. test

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Re: My LSAT addendum..

Postby sba314 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:15 pm

I'll give it a try...


I have type 1 diabetes. For my June and October tests, I was denied accommodations that would allow me to check my blood sugar level during the test. I believe these circumstances led to scores that are not as indicative of my ability as the score I earned in December, when I was granted the accommodations.

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lostmyname
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Re: My LSAT addendum..

Postby lostmyname » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:29 pm

sba314 wrote:I'll give it a try...


I have type 1 diabetes. For my June and October tests, I was denied accommodations that would allow me to check my blood sugar level during the test. I believe these circumstances led to scores that are not as indicative of my ability as the score I earned in December, when I was granted the accommodations.


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Re: My LSAT addendum..

Postby yesofcourse » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:40 pm

Thanks for the responses. My concern is that having my accommodation requests denied, by itself, would not necessarily lead to me being disadvantaged. Rather, it is the fact that my blood sugar was high. I agree that my addendum is maybe too much, but there are important details that make a BIG difference.

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lostmyname
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Re: My LSAT addendum..

Postby lostmyname » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:45 pm

yesofcourse wrote:Thanks for the responses. My concern is that having my accommodation requests denied, by itself, would not necessarily lead to me being disadvantaged. Rather, it is the fact that my blood sugar was high. I agree that my addendum is maybe too much, but there are important details that make a BIG difference.


Okay... how about something like:

I have type 1 diabetes. I suffer from documented irritability/nervousness/etc. that strongly impacts my testing performance when I am not within an optimal range. For my June and October tests, I was denied accommodations that would allow me to check my blood sugar level during the test, except during breaks. My break time testing showed that my blood sugar level was much higher than the normal range. I believe these circumstances led to scores that are not as indicative of my ability as the score I earned in December, when I was granted the accommodations.

yesofcourse
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Re: My LSAT addendum..

Postby yesofcourse » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:00 pm

ha ha nice. Thanks

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smack4ud
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Re: My LSAT addendum..

Postby smack4ud » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:47 pm

Wait, why are people getting accommodations for these things? I asked for none, and received none. Im sure someone can fit a little study list of question types and org charts in those insulin test things. And do you plan on doing these things in court, when you litigate?

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Re: My LSAT addendum..

Postby raemaeg » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:04 pm

OP, I am glad to hear that you did receive your test accommodations finally. The hoops that LSAC makes you jump through are pretty absurd. I agree that an explanation may go far in explaining your situation to prospective law schools and I think the one offered by lostmyname is very effective.
To smack4ud-are you serious!? Have you even registered for the LSAT? If so you should take a look at the list of things allowed on your desk? There is no way LSAC would let someone access the test strips during the test, there would be a break. Secondly, OP should do these things in court as it is their right protected by the ADA. You probably didn't ask for or receive accommodations, because you are probably lucky enough to be able to take the test under standard conditions. This also means that your test results won't be flagged, isn't being able-bodied a drag?
I am working on a blog compiling LSAC's injustices against people with disabilities.
http://downwithlsac.wordpress.com

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Re: My LSAT addendum..

Postby efeinste » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:55 pm

smack, go fuck yourself.

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Re: My LSAT addendum..

Postby FantasticMrFox » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:16 pm

^ epic lurker posts his first post after almost a year! (sooo close)

well, OP...i think do vs due would be a good place to start

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Re: My LSAT addendum..

Postby BrightLine » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:10 pm

smack4ud wrote:Wait, why are people getting accommodations for these things? I asked for none, and received none. Im sure someone can fit a little study list of question types and org charts in those insulin test things. And do you plan on doing these things in court, when you litigate?



If you were going for "humor" or "sarcasm", you missed. If you are serious....




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