LA EARTHQUAKE: Is your score on hold? Free points?

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LA EARTHQUAKE: Is your score on hold? Free points?

Postby LSAC Proctor » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:00 pm

Are the scores of everyone who took the LSAT at Southwestern U (like myself) on hold?

How about other testing centers in the LA area?

I talked to an LSAC rep today and she said that they haven't even decided what options to extend. Anybody hear differently? Anybody got a letter? Do the letters come postal service or email? . . . because one rep told me snail mail (sigh).

When will LA people get their scores? . . . (no justice no peace tiem nao?)

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Re: LA EARTHQUAKE: Is your score on hold? Free points?

Postby LSAC Proctor » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:21 pm

Need answers! raaaaarrr!!

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Re: LA EARTHQUAKE: Is your score on hold? Free points?

Postby crossingforHYS » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:47 pm

i got mine...no options

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Re: LA EARTHQUAKE: Is your score on hold? Free points?

Postby PKSebben » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:54 pm

There is no way you're getting free points.

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Re: LA EARTHQUAKE: Is your score on hold? Free points?

Postby LSAC Proctor » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:08 am

PKSebben wrote:There is no way you're getting free points.


I'm getting free points. Don't be a Blue Falcon.

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Re: LA EARTHQUAKE: Is your score on hold? Free points?

Postby LSAC Proctor » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:30 am

amyLAchemist wrote:When was this earthquake? Did I miss it? Unless it is 6.0 or greater, don't even mention it.


It was during section 3. Not a big one, but in a highrise building quite noticeable.

So any Southwestern test-takers get their scores? LA test takers?

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Re: LA EARTHQUAKE: Is your score on hold? Free points?

Postby PKSebben » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:01 am

LSAC Proctor wrote:
PKSebben wrote:There is no way you're getting free points.


I'm getting free points. Don't be a Blue Falcon.


I like your style, LSAC Proctor. May you get all the free points you need.

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Re: LA EARTHQUAKE: Is your score on hold? Free points?

Postby LSAC Proctor » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:54 am

Yo! Fellow Southwestern test-takers!!!! Did y'all get y'all's scores???

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Re: LA EARTHQUAKE: Is your score on hold? Free points?

Postby crossingforHYS » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:28 am

LSAC Proctor wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:When was this earthquake? Did I miss it? Unless it is 6.0 or greater, don't even mention it.


It was during section 3. Not a big one, but in a highrise building quite noticeable.

So any Southwestern test-takers get their scores? LA test takers?

I think I answered this already but...
I was at southwestern and complained afterwords about it...got my score no options

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Re: LA EARTHQUAKE: Is your score on hold? Free points?

Postby giraffe28 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:43 am

Someone in front of me at a law school info day asked a similar question to an admissions individual and I overheard. Basically, she said that in situations where an entire test center was distracted by something (say a fire, natural disaster, alarm going off), it is appropriate to write an addendum explaining what happened and that it hurt your test score. She said that admissions committees are almost always aware of such situations happening and that if you show that you were one of the test-takers that experienced it, they will take that into consideration when looking at your score. Hope that helped!

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Re: LA EARTHQUAKE: Is your score on hold? Free points?

Postby katiem » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:52 am

I was at Southwestern and got my score. But I didn't complain because we were already on the writing section. It wasn't very noticeable in the smaller building anyways. Good luck, I hope you guys get something.

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Re: LA EARTHQUAKE: Is your score on hold? Free points?

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:55 am

giraffe28 wrote:Someone in front of me at a law school info day asked a similar question to an admissions individual and I overheard. Basically, she said that in situations where an entire test center was distracted by something (say a fire, natural disaster, alarm going off), it is appropriate to write an addendum explaining what happened and that it hurt your test score. She said that admissions committees are almost always aware of such situations happening and that if you show that you were one of the test-takers that experienced it, they will take that into consideration when looking atlaughing at and throwing away your score. Hope that helped!

Might be wise to consider a retake if your score was adversely affected. Schools don't want your LSAT score as a measure of your ability, which might be tainted by suboptimal conditions. They want it to report to USNWR and there's no column for 'earthquake LSAT'

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Re: LA EARTHQUAKE: Is your score on hold? Free points?

Postby giraffe28 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:58 am

Kohinoor wrote:
giraffe28 wrote:Someone in front of me at a law school info day asked a similar question to an admissions individual and I overheard. Basically, she said that in situations where an entire test center was distracted by something (say a fire, natural disaster, alarm going off), it is appropriate to write an addendum explaining what happened and that it hurt your test score. She said that admissions committees are almost always aware of such situations happening and that if you show that you were one of the test-takers that experienced it, they will take that into consideration when looking atlaughing at and throwing away your score. Hope that helped!

Might be wise to consider a retake if your score was adversely affected. Schools don't want your LSAT score as a measure of your ability, which might be tainted by suboptimal conditions. They want it to report to USNWR and there's no column for 'earthquake LSAT'


Entirely agree with you, just wanted to share what I'd overheard in case someone "can't retake or whatnot

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Re: LA EARTHQUAKE: Is your score on hold? Free points?

Postby Justiceinbrothel » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:45 am

OMR sheets are checked in PA so it doesn't matter if you are under a destroyed building and your left hand is still under a concrete beam which fell on you because of earthquake in CA.

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Re: LA EARTHQUAKE: Is your score on hold? Free points?

Postby bk1 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:27 am

Kohinoor wrote:there's no column for 'earthquake LSAT'


Biggest flaw in the USNews rankings, imo.




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