Topic for Personal Statement. What to write about?

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masterthearts
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Topic for Personal Statement. What to write about?

Postby masterthearts » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:23 am

I need help coming up with a topic. Once I have a topic, the writing part will be easy for me. My topic for college essay was easy because I developed a chronic illness in 11th grade and wrote about that (got into Cornell).
Fortunately, I have not developed any more chronic illnesses, have had no accidents or disasters. I have no special diversity topics (I am URM, but well assimilated).
How do I come up with a topic?

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rdcws000
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Re: Topic for Personal Statement. What to write about?

Postby rdcws000 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:59 pm

Do you have a really good reason for wanting to go to law school? maybe some kind of experience that would be interesting?

As others mention in this forum, just don't don't be too cliche, or make some kind of connection that doesn't really work, like "I witnessed poverty, so i want to be an environmental lawyer" etc.

Scott4LLM
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Re: Topic for Personal Statement. What to write about?

Postby Scott4LLM » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:32 pm

I don't think your illness necessarily has a statute of limitations if you think you can relate it to the present.




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