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1 in 5 Writing Samples Flagged in January

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Apparently, 1 in 5 writing sessions were flagged for review by LSAC during the January test cycle. Does anyone know how you can tell if your writing sample has been held for further review? Does your status change from "results pending" to something else? Do they e-mail you to let you know that it is being reviewed further, and if so why?

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I don't think there's any indication. It would just take LSAC/the proctor extra time to review your recording and ensure things were OK. 

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For me, they emailed me right away to let me know my ID wasn't satisfactory (the picture wasn't clear) and to send a clear picture as soon as possible so it could be approved. 

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I received an email saying my writing sample was approved, so I am assuming it is the same for not approved ones. 

I definitely thought I was going to get flagged because I didn't show my papers (they were blank but I totally forgot) and I was fine. 

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