June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

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June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby crossingforHYS » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:17 pm

Ok so the scores are out, some are retaking others are starting to focus on the PS. Since some showed interest in sharing Personal Statements with our fellow June LSAT'rs, either ask to PM or post it here. I prefer a PM but I would be happy to check it over (I just like using word thats why I prefer the PM.) so if anyone wants to swap let me know or just paste it here!

swap away..

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby kk19131 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:20 pm

"I'm Black. Let me in".

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby Hey-O » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:23 pm

I really enjoy editing and I've done it a lot. It takes me a long time, but I'll edit people's PS if they want. DON'T SEND IT TO ME IF YOU DON'T WANT HARSH CRITICISM. I'm not mean, but I can be blunt. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings but if it needs to change I'm not going to sugar coat it.

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby angiej » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:28 pm

OP - I am GRATEFUL that you started this thread. I've literally been siting here going "omg now what!? What's next, I wasn't ready to move forward yet." So this gets me moving on down the line. I have had a rough draft for several weeks now. I'd like to submit my PS and a diversity statement (which I have not yet written yet). But I feel like my PS really is more of a diversity statement. Can someone take me under their wing?

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby bostonlawchick » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:37 pm

I'm in, I plan on starting my PS later this week.

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby jjlaw » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:39 pm

Awesome! I'd love to get more feedback on mine. It's longer, but it's for Berkeley. And it's a FIRST DRAFT -- but I'd love harsh criticism. I've heard that it's boring and repetitious, but I'd love to hear more -- even if it's the same criticism. :)

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby crossingforHYS » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:24 pm

willing to take anyone under my wing just pm me! I am not as harsh...but I would love harsh criti.!!! so I will be speaking to you Hey-O

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby theavrock » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:26 pm

Count me in. I am starting mine this week.

I'd be happy to give constructive criticism. I don't really do grammar but I can help with content and structure.

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby crossingforHYS » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:05 am

oh by the by, anyone thinking of using the 15 dollar review:

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby DaveBear07 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:09 am

Great thread. This is definitely one aspect of Applying that I have neglected to really research. Looking forward to doing so in the weeks/month(s) ahead though!

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby Dany » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:06 pm

Hi guys! I'm definitely in for PS-swapping.

So far, I have a long Word document with beginnings/endings/random thoughts for my PS, so hopefully I can start pulling something together here in the next month or so.

It feels so weird to have stuff checked off my law school list! LSAT and transcripts are done; so now I just have to get that Personal Statement worked out. I'd like to have a solid one by the beginning of August (to give to my LOR writers) so with any luck I can crank something out before summer's over.

Good luck everybody, I love the Juners!

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby angiej » Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:48 am

I have a rough draft PS down just to get my thoughts and direction in order. Would someone mind taking a look at it just to confirm I'm heading in a good direction? Its far from perfect or finalized but before I slave over it I want some reinforcements.

Feel free to PM me. Thanks!

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby Sammi » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:40 pm

I have two different PS that I am considering. IF anyone would like to read both (only a page each) and rip them to shreds, PM me :)

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby TOMaHULK » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:43 am

I'm in on this.

I just took the June LSAT and I'm ready to get this PS thing going.

I have a B.A. in English, and would be willing to review/give input to others. Hopefully mine won't be too bad either.

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby Entchen » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:37 pm

Count me in. I don't even have a draft yet, just some topic ideas, but I'll be around once there's more to be reviewed.

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby Hey-O » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:32 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:willing to take anyone under my wing just pm me! I am not as harsh...but I would love harsh criti.!!! so I will be speaking to you Hey-O


Great send me a PM when you are ready.

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby TOMaHULK » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:30 pm

PM me your PS's guys/girls. I don't mind giving some honest thoughts/critiques. :D

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby artichoke » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:41 pm

Send me your PS and I'll give you some honest thoughts on it. I'd also like to exchange if anyone is interested, I definitely need some objective eyes.

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby theavrock » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:46 pm

I've got some time for this over the next few days. PM me anything you have and I will comment.

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby TOMaHULK » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:52 pm

Alright guys. Just read 7 PS's. Send them if you want and I'll look over them when I can. :)

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby crossingforHYS » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:35 am

Thank you everyone for critiques..if anyone needs a reader or still needing to swap e-mail me....

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby TOMaHULK » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:17 am

I'm still a bit confused as to the approach I'm going to take in writing mine (i.e. tear jerker, timeline, conquerer of obstacles.)

I've read and given feedback on all that have sent me theres. If anyone can assist in my issue here, I'd appreciate it. :wink:

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby okfine » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:16 pm

@hulk: I've found that I can usually tell how well a given approach will work within just a paragraph or so, and so when I find myself in your position I like to write the first couple paragraphs for each approach, wait a day, and then take a look. Feel free to PM me your paragraphs if you decide to try this. I've PM'd you another PS to look at; very kind of you to offer your help.

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby TOMaHULK » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:18 pm

okfine wrote:@hulk: I've found that I can usually tell how well a given approach will work within just a paragraph or so, and so when I find myself in your position I like to write the first couple paragraphs for each approach, wait a day, and then take a look. Feel free to PM me your paragraphs if you decide to try this. I've PM'd you another PS to look at; very kind of you to offer your help.


Thanks for input. I'll take a look when I get a chance. Yes, work sucks...:)

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Re: June 2010 LSAT takers PS Thread

Postby Knock » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:33 pm

In on this as well. Got a really rough draft going so far, about 3/4 of a page (single spaced). Going to try and get that to a full page in the next couple of days and revise it a few times, then i'll be ready for some swapping.




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