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Addendum or No?

Addendum or No?
« on: October 25, 2004, 09:23:09 PM »
Hello all:

Sorry for another addendum issue, but nonetheless I want feedback.

Choked big time on 6/04 LSAT.  No excuses, just choked like the Yanks choked against the BoSox.  Studies hard, prepped hard and simply choked on test day.  I'm not going to make excuses for it, and don't plan on making excuses even if I write an addendum.  I was just going to spell out the facts that I've always scored well but choked on test day, but was hoping (ignorant) that I didn't choke as bad as I did.

Anyway, scored 159 = 79%.

Retook on 10/04 and was hoping for 170 or more, but came back with 168 (97%).

4.0 GPA from U. of Texas at Austin and 5 years of WE with 4 years as consultant at economic/financial litigation consulting firm.

So, LSAT spread of 9 points and percentage difference of 18%.

What do you think, say nothing and let the facts stand on their own, or say something, just stating the facts, but not making excuses (i.e. sick, nerves, bad testing environ.).



Re: Addendum or No?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2004, 09:30:53 PM »
First of all... nice job! seriously...thats an awesome increase.

I would write a short addendum saying that the first test wasn't a measure of your abilities because of nerves..etc


Re: Addendum or No?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2004, 10:37:40 PM »
Usually, I say NO to addendums, but, sometimes you need to explain a big jump in scores. If you keep it brief, I don't think it will hurt you.