How much does the writing sample matter?

cardstrong5
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How much does the writing sample matter?

Postby cardstrong5 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:18 pm

I don't plan on blowing it off, but is it something to even worry about? How much do schools even look at it?

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glucose101
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Re: How much does the writing sample matter?

Postby glucose101 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:32 pm

Doesn't matter. [end thread]

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Colonel Angus
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Re: How much does the writing sample matter?

Postby Colonel Angus » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:33 pm

glucose101 wrote:Doesn't matter. [end thread]

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Re: How much does the writing sample matter?

Postby thederangedwang » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:33 pm

glucose101 wrote:Doesn't matter. [end thread]

as long as you dont write a giant x through the sheet or write something stupid

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Re: How much does the writing sample matter?

Postby JohnV » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:10 pm

No one here has said it matters at all (unless it becomes apparent that you aren't literate) nor has anyone from any interview with persons involved in the application/admissions process said it was a factor.

I'm convinced it's only put there to cause a portion of LSAT takers concern and to see how crappy you can write after several hours of torture to provide hand-graders with a good laugh.

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Re: How much does the writing sample matter?

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:11 pm

Colonel Angus wrote:
glucose101 wrote:Doesn't matter. [end thread]

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Re: How much does the writing sample matter?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:18 pm

Just another way to verify ID of the test taker.

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Re: How much does the writing sample matter?

Postby cc.celina » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:19 pm

I would be really careful of grammar mistakes because I've heard of a few cases where people above the 75th percentile for both LSAT and GPA got rejected because of an improperly used semicolon. Be really careful about your dangling modifiers, consensus is that they're an autoding.

And Oxford commas are like playing russian roulette with a bullet in every cylinder.

But good luck, I'm sure you'll do fine!

I'm obviously JK

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Re: How much does the writing sample matter?

Postby JohnV » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:25 am

I've heard people go both ways on Oxford commas but I like to use them because they help distinguish a list from a bunch of items followed by a pair of items. My last writting professor marked off if we didn't use them.

I noticed the small text but want humanity to come to a consensus that oxford commas are the right way to go.




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