Personal Statment Title

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onthecusp
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Personal Statment Title

Postby onthecusp » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:52 pm

Just a quick question. When submitting your PS for applications, at the top of the word document, do you simply write the title at the top? Do you label it personal statement?

For example, should it look like this

TITLE

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asd;klfjsdafl;kjsadfkl;
asd;flkjasdf;lksdajfsdjkl


Like This....

PERSONAL STATEMENT - TITLE

ASD;FLKJASDF;LSDJAFSDKL;AJF
ASD;FLKJASDF;LJASDF;LKJASDF
FL;ASKDJF;SLAFJKSDAL;KFJJASDF


or like this....

PERSONAL STATEMENT
TITLE

asdfl;kasjdf;laksjdf
as;dflkjasflkwejqpoi
asdf;ljkasdfl;jasd;flk

dakatz
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Re: Personal Statment Title

Postby dakatz » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:53 pm

Everything I have read, and the few adcoms I have talked to, say not to give it a title for any reason. In the header, write the words "Personal Statement" and put your name and LSAC number. No title.

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onthecusp
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Re: Personal Statment Title

Postby onthecusp » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:56 pm

Thank You. Anyone know how to keep the header on only the first page?

slickback23
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Re: Personal Statment Title

Postby slickback23 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:58 pm

dakatz wrote:Everything I have read, and the few adcoms I have talked to, say not to give it a title for any reason. In the header, write the words "Personal Statement" and put your name and LSAC number. No title.


TITCR...your header should be like this:

Personal Statement
John Livshitz (LSAC #666666666)


(Insert Statement here)

slickback23
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Re: Personal Statment Title

Postby slickback23 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:59 pm

I actually put the header to the right of the page...I don't know if anyone else did that, but I did.

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vespertiliovir
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Re: Personal Statment Title

Postby vespertiliovir » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:01 pm

I put it on every page -- it's easier, with MS Word being such a pain. It doesn't take up any typing space (if you use a true header), so that wasn't an issue.




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