Abnormally Bad LSAT take (should I worry at all)

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Abnormally Bad LSAT take (should I worry at all)

Postby user69 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:37 am

Hey, just took the LSAT for the first time. My score was about 10 points lower than my PTs. Didn't have a watch and had some timing issues and then got in my head blah blah blah.... However, my question is this: How will an abnormally low LSAT score look (158) ? Hoping to get a large scholar ship from schools just outside the T14. PTs were high 160s -- was gonna YOLO it and hope to improve that to over 170 on the next take, but this was shockingly low. Any cause for concern? Thanks!

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Re: Abnormally Bad LSAT take (should I worry at all)

Postby The Lsat Airbender » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:41 am

Retake and if you improve by the ~10 points you're hoping to (or more) then write an addendum. Shouldn't hold you back.

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Re: Abnormally Bad LSAT take (should I worry at all)

Postby Wubbles » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:33 pm

Shouldn't be an issue, I scored a 156 on my first take, retook and scored 10+ higher and got into half of the t14 with some 6 figure scholarships. Some schools required an addendum for that, so I just wrote a very short one about how I just had a bad day and was able to study a bit more for my second take.

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Re: Abnormally Bad LSAT take (should I worry at all)

Postby QContinuum » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:51 pm

Wubbles wrote:Shouldn't be an issue, I scored a 156 on my first take, retook and scored 10+ higher and got into half of the t14 with some 6 figure scholarships. Some schools required an addendum for that, so I just wrote a very short one about how I just had a bad day and was able to study a bit more for my second take.

Schools required an addendum? Did they say, "if you took the LSAT more than once, tell us why?" I thought LSAT addenda were just offered as a voluntary option for applicants (like GPA addenda).

In the absence of an addendum, if OP gets, say, a 168 next time I wouldn't even write one to explain the 158. "LSAT got in my head" isn't going to add much/any value to OP's application.

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Re: Abnormally Bad LSAT take (should I worry at all)

Postby Wubbles » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:56 pm

QContinuum wrote:
Wubbles wrote:Shouldn't be an issue, I scored a 156 on my first take, retook and scored 10+ higher and got into half of the t14 with some 6 figure scholarships. Some schools required an addendum for that, so I just wrote a very short one about how I just had a bad day and was able to study a bit more for my second take.

Schools required an addendum? Did they say, "if you took the LSAT more than once, tell us why?" I thought LSAT addenda were just offered as a voluntary option for applicants (like GPA addenda).

In the absence of an addendum, if OP gets, say, a 168 next time I wouldn't even write one to explain the 158. "LSAT got in my head" isn't going to add much/any value to OP's application.

I forgot which school, might have been outside the t14, but it required an addendum for something along the lines of "a difference of 6 points or greater between LSAT scores"



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