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what about in my case... I feel (as others have admitted) that I have a good reason to file addenda

I graduated in the top 1-2% of my school and my SAT's were admittedly horrible (900). I also requested accommodations for the LSAT due to a visual neurological disorder that affects processing inoformation.... With accommodations my score is 165 or so whereas without (as I was denied accommodations and was required to take the test w/o accommoodations) is more like 145-147 ish. Now if these are good and valid reasons to write an addenda then I don't know what to say.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Poll: Rate This Law School!
« on: October 07, 2005, 06:28:34 PM »
Other -

100% weight goes to who will accept me !

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
« on: October 05, 2005, 10:06:35 PM »
Get this, my anal retentive screwball proctor guy not only did not allow water (or anything to drink, but no water... Please...) but more importnatly, the proctor did not allow your "layers to be taken off during the test nor be next to you during the test. So much for dressing to appropriate yourself to variable climate in the testing room. Oh well I can't complain I wore my sweater after getting cold working up to the break, and kept it on 'til the writing sample was finished. Plus there was plenty of space. Good things.

Two girls were adjacent and across from me respectively. I tried polite conversation to ease pressure and the first bit my head off with "I am really really nervous so I can not EVEN talk right now, I cannot speak... Ironically her whole protest took more time to spew out than my polite banter previously.

The other girl responded in kind with "I need to *gestures in a straight line like an arrow pointing to the front of the room, pure idiocy and fright combined*

The last time I try to help fellow testers simply swallow their fear...

Law School Admissions / Re: LOR / Yale Question
« on: October 03, 2005, 12:47:27 AM »
To answer your quaestion I spoke with LSAC on the phone the and the reason is that Yale is just not ready to take the directed LOR forms yet but will be able to do so a bit later, just keep on going to the site and trying and eventually the LOR's could be directed from the LSAC site. Just be patient they will work... Just not at this moment...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question about APPS --------------------
« on: October 03, 2005, 12:00:27 AM »
Actually... They do not really auto reject anyone even with the low LSAT scores... Trust me I know about the admission index and the soft factors blah blah blah... The term that shoulbe used is presumptive reject not "auto" reject. In that with a low LSAT you are thrown into the presumptive rejcet pile and then based on this "anamolous" information (i.e the low LSAT score) the ADCOM then goes back and looks for any other information that may help to justify why one received a low LSAT (low GPA, mediocre LOR's etc) or why the current LOW LSAT score sufficiently underpredicts how well one would do in law school. I personally spoke with an adcom director and this what they told me when I found out my LSAT would be horrible becasue I did not recieve reasonable accommodations for a (visual) disability.
Sorry to rant...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: WEIRD -- OCT 05 Experimental might be 2 or 5
« on: October 01, 2005, 08:11:40 PM »
It was 2, no question

Studying for the LSAT / Re: How was your test center?
« on: October 01, 2005, 08:08:57 PM »
I took at University of Michigan. Strict proctor kind of cold (but had a sweater), but desk space was very spacious (I was in corner very nice) 4 proctors per testing room.

I don't event know if it was the focus during the test, but I do not recall anyone sneezing, coughing clearing throat nothing... It was tranquil...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: The Official "I BOMBED..." Thread
« on: October 01, 2005, 07:33:45 PM »
This sh*t pisses me off. Seriously, the thread is entitled "The official 'I bombed...' Thread"

How can any one of you in the 160's (high or low) say that you bombed this test. I was supposed to get accommodations and with them I would score in the 160's instead I was stuck taking the test w/o reasonable accommodations for my disorder. So even though I will not take the LSAT again (EVER) even if I did better than all my practice tests, I for one BOMBED the test by scoring in the low 150- high 140's and this would be if I ended up scoring the best. I do not mean to snap but I just wanted to put things in perspective for those of you who want to be lawyers and coming from someone who has wanted since I was 9 and studied (and took prep tests) as far back as summer of '02.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: OCTOBER '05 Experiental Section = Section 2
« on: October 01, 2005, 12:18:06 PM »
Mine was:


Two things, first of all there is no such thing as ALL tests are 101 qestions (this rumor is unsubstantiated) there are 100 and 102 question tests in the past though not many

On the other hand Powerscore has done research on the entire modern LSAT era (1991-2005 +) and their results give an overwhemlming support for the experimental to be in the first three sections (before the 15-30 min break) and they have statistically shown that during every test (with the exception of non-disclosed tests as well as Feb tests 98-05) the experimental has NEVER been 4th or 5th. So to answer to that end is it possible to have had the experimental 4 or 5, yes though EXTREMELY unlikley. Plus given the fact that most of tests demonstrate a predictable pattern (on accasions) then 2 is more likely than not the exp section.

       RC LR LR LG LR
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I saw people with:

Quote from: daveman_84 on Today at 02:22:11 PM
For the record, my test was:


Whereas mine was as noted

 I hope this dispells any further ruminations.

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