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bold-aslove

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explaining a big gap in LSAT scores
« on: March 25, 2011, 01:09:16 PM »
some law schools ask that you explain why there was a significant variation between two LSAT scores.

the first time i scored a 149, the second time a 158.

I really don't have a good reason for why I got the 149 except that I choked.

Any suggestions on how to explain that in a favorable way?


thanks!

MikePing

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Re: explaining a big gap in LSAT scores
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011, 04:59:47 PM »
Just say that you didn't think your original score was reflective of your potential or level of preparation, so you took the test again.  If you did any significant amount of studying in between, I would fess up. 

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Re: explaining a big gap in LSAT scores
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2011, 09:39:11 PM »
Yea I think that is the best response. I don't think many schools will care about your 149, because they can report a 158 to U.S. News and LSAC, which is important to them. I remember a lot of schools only caring what your highest score was and not averaging them at all. 9+ points is an impressive jump, but I don't think any admissions officers would give much weight to the 149. You did something right, because you made an impressive jump and they can report that to U.S. News and LSAC, just say you studied better or were less nervous etc. It is not something to worry about to much and good job on the improvement!

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Re: explaining a big gap in LSAT scores
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 02:36:42 PM »
thanks for the responses.

yeah it was simply a case of getting angry at the test, thus losing focus and blowing it   :(

but thanks again for the feedback!

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Re: explaining a big gap in LSAT scores
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 12:22:02 PM »
Please let us know how it works out for you...