Blueprint LSAT Blog: Explanatory Essays

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Writing an Explanatory Essay That Passes the Eye Roll Test

You’ve taken the LSAT, crafted a killer personal statement, and secured your letters of recommendation. In theory, admissions committees have all the information they need to make a decision. But what if a first glance at that information would give them the wrong idea about your capabilities – say, if you had a mediocre GPA

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Honestly, Don’t Lie in Your Law School Applications

The question of how much to disclose in law school applications is one that we’ve grappled with time and time again here on MSS. For more information on the topic, check out the posts “To Disclose or Not to Disclose?,” “Applying to Law School with a Record,” and “Explanatory Essays in the New Law School

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Explanatory Essays in the New Law School Admissions World

No one wants to need an explanatory essay for their law school application. It’s never a positive to explain why you were placed on probation your freshman year of college. Or why you felt the need to relieve yourself in that public alley. Or how that cop was just asking for it. However, law school

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Disclosing on Law School Admissions

I hear some of you pre-law students out there have been having a good time. Too good of a time, if truth be told. And now you might be forced to check that “Yes” box next to one of the Character and Fitness questions on your applications. I’m sure all you pre-law trouble-makers have some

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Applying to Law School with a Record

We’ve all been there. Dead prostitute in the trunk, 15 pounds of black tar heroin, and a busted tail light. When those sirens started blaring, you put the pedal to the metal and headed for the border. Unfortunately, you forgot you were in the Midwest and had only a few miles left in the tank.

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How to Write a Good Explanatory Essay

How to Write a Good Explanatory Essay If you cast your memory all the way back to last week, I discussed the different situations that dictate whether to write an explanatory essay. Now that we know when to write an explanatory essay, it’s time to cover what a good one says. 1. Describe the problem

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When is an Explanatory Essay Necessary for Law School?

When is an Explanatory Essay Necessary for Law School? Last week, I promised a quick rundown on explanatory essays. This week, I make good on my promise. Because I’m a trustworthy guy. No one wants to write an explanatory essay. You should have thought about that before you passed out drunk in front of your

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My Freshman Year I Accidentally… The Explanatory Essay for Law School Applications

Random smattering of beliefs I held five years ago: minivans are chick magnets, laundry will take care of itself if you just close your eyes and wish hard enough, water is bad for you, beer is good for you, credit is free money, college GPAs don’t matter, and baseball is a better sport than basketball

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