What is up with the certifying statement, and why must it be in cursive rather than printed?I easily have not used cursive for anything more than my sloppy signature for well over 20 years. On the day of the test, I wasn't even able get through the word 'certify' and I just decided to print it. I received a letter that they insist on my handwriting the declaration. Cursive writing is dead. Period. This is a bull requirement.
I think it might be that cursive writing is easier to match to signatures, if it becomes necessary--keeping people from switching at the break or something.
I also think a good artist would be able to train them self in someones handwriting and be able to forge the certifying statement, so this is hardly a reliable practice to begin with. I'm probably going to include a letter stating my objection to the practice. As an older student who hasn't been forced to use cursive in over 20 years, this seems to be discriminatory and that they should have indicated a need for cursive writing prior to my taking the test so that I could have practiced it. The results added an additional level of stress throughout the taking of the exam as I worried that I had printed the certifying statement, and all of my work would end up for naught. Even if this caused me a slight distraction causing me to get a few questions incorrect, that could have a huge impact on my score and what school I get in, and my earning potential for the rest of my life. In fact, I think I have a multi-million dollar lawsuit.
How much would you have to pay a person who can get you a 180 AND be "artistic" enough to pull this off.Are you sure LSAC didn't mention the cursive thing in the paperwork or their website? I think they do. It's not like they make you write your essay in cursive. That would be a wicked trick. It's just for a statement that's not scored and not even read by anyone. I'm not trying to cross the line into jerkhood by saying this, but how could you worry about this to the point of "distraction causing [you] to get a few questions incorrect, that could have a huge impact on [your] score and what school I get in, and [your] earning potential for the rest of [your] life. If you really were worried though, I will suggest that no matter what you not write about this being a concern or problem for you in any of your law school applications (like the essay explaining a low LSAT score or something).