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Should I write an addendum?

Should I write an addendum?
« on: March 10, 2011, 06:35:10 PM »
I took the LSAT exam three times. The first two times, I received a score of a 144. The third time, I received a score of a 155. Should I write an addendum to discuss the discrepancy?

Re: Should I write an addendum?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 03:12:20 PM »
Depends, what would you tell them?

Re: Should I write an addendum?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2011, 10:30:58 PM »
Depends, what would you tell them?
I would state that my testing conditions were poor the first time and that I was sick with the flu, which was true, the second time. I then took an LSAT prep course that helped me improve my score.

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Re: Should I write an addendum?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 05:31:24 PM »
I would just talk about being sick the first time. Either way, I don't think LSAT addendums are usually necessary.

Re: Should I write an addendum?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2011, 05:36:43 PM »
So long as theres a good reason why you performed the way you did the first two times, i wouldn't recomend lying on an application.  You might want to mention what caused the different scores though

Re: Should I write an addendum?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 11:04:59 AM »
I wouldnt write an addendum unless there were some real, demonstrable problems in the testing center.  The only real difference between your score 1/2 and 3 is that you studied.  You probably won't need an addendum.  The pattern shows that you did some real work.  If you are wait listed anywhere, it is definite supplementation material. 

If you do supplement, be careful not to sound like you are giving excuses. And, do not hide the fact that you studied hard for the 3rd test (no need to tell them prep course).