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It definitely depends on the schools you're applying to and your GPA.

A 4.0 with a 160 should retake.

A 3.0 with a 160 should not.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Disclosure of Writing Sample Score
« on: October 23, 2006, 09:32:58 AM »
Okay, here it is from PR's website.

"The essay itself isn't even scored separately."

Thanks fellas.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Disclosure of Writing Sample Score
« on: October 23, 2006, 09:30:24 AM »
This is also from the princeton review website.

Essay Section 
The Essay Section is not graded, but it is sent to law schools with your LSAT score. It's sometimes used as a "tie breaker" when 2 candidates seem to be equal in other measures.

I was given the information on the scale (1-6) at the same time as the tie breaker. It could be true.


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Disclosure of Writing Sample Score
« on: October 23, 2006, 09:27:30 AM »
Princeton Review:

"Well, the essay, or as it is called on the LSAT, the Writing Sample, is a thirty-five-minute ungraded essay..."

http://www.princetonreview.com/law/testprep/testprep.asp?TPRPAGE=338&TYPE=LSAT

Try again.

Try what again? This is what I heard from my instructor at PR. It appears that this is questionable information.

Thanks anyway, though.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Disclosure of Writing Sample Score
« on: October 23, 2006, 09:21:02 AM »
[Where are you getting the information that the writing sample is given a score?
My question to.

Princeton Review.

From what I understand, it is given a score from 1-6. The law schools receive a copy of the writing sample and the score, but don't factor it in their decision. However, I've heard that it is sometimes used as a tie-breaker when adcomms are trying to decide between two like candidates.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Disclosure of Writing Sample Score
« on: October 23, 2006, 09:09:41 AM »
http://www.lsac.org/LSAC.asp?url=/lsac/faqs-and-support-writing-sample.asp

Read under "will the LSAT include a scored writing sample in the future."

I understand that it is not factored into the LSAT score, but it is attributed a number on a scale of 1-6 and I was curious about whether or not we can find out that number.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Disclosure of Writing Sample Score
« on: October 23, 2006, 09:05:11 AM »
Umh...The writing sample is not scored...

Sure it is. 1-6.

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Studying for the LSAT / Disclosure of Writing Sample Score
« on: October 23, 2006, 08:51:36 AM »
Does LSAC not disclose the writing sample score to the test taker?


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Bombed... is there hope?
« on: October 23, 2006, 08:46:18 AM »
Well I got a 144 on my LSAT. My lowest non-cheating timed LSAT during practice was 158. I have a problem when I take standarized testing. I just can't do it when it counts. I am retaking in December. However, if I do not do much better is there any hope for me?

My GPA is 3.63 and I have a lot of community service and work experience. My dream is to go to law school and become a lawyer. I really want to make that happen. I know some of you that have nothing else do with your lives will flame and say mean things, but I am talking to the few who might like to help.

I would like to end up in Seattle after law school. Seattle U was where my target was going to be, but I am not sure I can get in there now. Any suggestions on what to do or where to apply? Thanks.

I think you owe a shot at improving your score to that strong GPA of yours. You can apply to targets now, if you want to benefit from applying early, but I wouldn't apply to the schools you really want, like Seattle, until you find the results of the December test.

If this score was an abberation, you have to try again.

Regardless, you graduate from a law school and subsequently pass the bar, you're a lawyer.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Grades....
« on: October 23, 2006, 08:30:35 AM »
I know they see your whole report yadda yadda, but will the fact that my gpa is extremely high at my university at all outweigh my mediocre beginnings at a CC?

CC gpa- (3.19) began at 2.0, then 3.25 and up until 4.0
Univ CA Irvine- (3.93) 3.96 on LSAC
Cummulative- (3.40)

????

Any thoughts would be appreciated

That's an incredible testament to your academic capabilities and focus, unless you only took 4 classes at your degree granting university. A GPA like that has to help a lot. If it didn't, what message would that send to the kids?

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