Writing Sample Erased

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Writing Sample Erased

Postby kpadoreo » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:11 pm

So I just realized that I erased a few times on the writing sample instead of scratching it out like they advised. The person who read the instructions just said it would be better to scratch out rather than erase, but when space became tight I erased a few small things. Will this make a difference? Or is there a way for them to make sure it gets read correctly by whatever machine does the copying of the writing sample??
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Re: Writing Sample Erased

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:03 pm

Probably blacklisted from all schools above 50.

On a more serious note, isn't the sentiment that nobody actually really cares about the writing sample as long as you don't draw giant dongs all over it?

You'll be fine.

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Re: Writing Sample Erased

Postby amta » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:07 pm

wait, you actually wrote something on your writing sample?

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Re: Writing Sample Erased

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:40 pm

kpadoreo wrote:So I just realized that I erased a few times on the writing sample instead of scratching it out like they advised. The person who read the instructions just said it would be better to scratch out rather than erase, but when space became tight I erased a few small things. Will this make a difference? Or is there a way for them to make sure it gets read correctly by whatever machine does the copying of the writing sample??
Thanks!


You should call different law schools and ask! I called last year after my LSAT because I realized that on my bubble sheet, I spelled my name with lowercase letter...so I called all the schools I applied to see if they prefer that I make the first letter uppercase.

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you'll be fine. :wink: :wink:

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Re: Writing Sample Erased

Postby Mikey » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:36 pm

I don't think it matters at all. I erased both times I took the test and I haven't been arrested so I think we're fine

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Re: Writing Sample Erased

Postby kpadoreo » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:18 am

I realize the writing sample is fairly worthless, I was just worried that if mine is illegible because I couldn't follow the instructions not to erase it might reflect poorly, or I might have to request it to be hand marked or whatever.
Glad that it is of no consequence.

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Re: Writing Sample Erased

Postby Dcc617 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:36 am

kpadoreo wrote:I realize the writing sample is fairly worthless, I was just worried that if mine is illegible because I couldn't follow the instructions not to erase it might reflect poorly, or I might have to request it to be hand marked or whatever.
Glad that it is of no consequence.


I erased on mine and several lines were completely illegible.

Did not matter at all. Also, you probably put too much work into if you ran out of space.

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Re: Writing Sample Erased

Postby potus » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:07 pm

kpadoreo wrote:So I just realized that I erased a few times on the writing sample instead of scratching it out like they advised. The person who read the instructions just said it would be better to scratch out rather than erase, but when space became tight I erased a few small things. Will this make a difference? Or is there a way for them to make sure it gets read correctly by whatever machine does the copying of the writing sample??
Thanks!


In my first take, the proctor said that it was a requirement to only cross out and not erase. For my second take, the proctor, who was less experienced (first time basically), didn't mention anything about cross out or erase but majority of the folks in the room just erased.

It doesn't really matter, honestly.

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Re: Writing Sample Erased

Postby Jeffort » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:57 am

Dcc617 wrote:
I erased on mine and several lines were completely illegible.

Did not matter at all. Also, you probably put too much work into if you ran out of space.


They use a special type of paper with some type of coating, so when you erase it smears the writing and coating all around and makes that area come out as a blotchy blur on the scanned copy. That's why they say not to erase, it f*cks with the way the scanner works, not that it matters in the long run except as LSAT trivia...



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