single or multiple PS?

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thedude221
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single or multiple PS?

Postby thedude221 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:21 pm

Do you write one and send them all to the same school, or not?

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Re: single or multiple PS?

Postby pkpop » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:30 pm

It's up to you dude. If you wanna write one big PS and substitute "and that's why XYZ school of law is right for me" go for it.

If you wanna put a little more effort into your app and tailor your PS specifically towards a certain school you can do that too.

I don't recommend the former, but it's your call.

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Re: single or multiple PS?

Postby ArchRoark » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:38 pm

pkpop wrote:It's up to you dude. If you wanna write one big PS and substitute "and that's why XYZ school of law is right for me" go for it.


I personally think when people do that it is super tacky.

Then again, I am just writing a general PS for all my apps, but without name dropping the individual school

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Re: single or multiple PS?

Postby Knock » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:42 pm

Tiva wrote:
pkpop wrote:It's up to you dude. If you wanna write one big PS and substitute "and that's why XYZ school of law is right for me" go for it.


I personally think when people do that it is super tacky.

Then again, I am just writing a general PS for all my apps, but without name dropping the individual school


I'm just using the same PS for all my applications. Not changing anything.

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OklahomasOK
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Re: single or multiple PS?

Postby OklahomasOK » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:35 pm

I wrote one, but I am adding more when applying to certain schools. ie: Why UCLA is my #1 choice opposed to other schools...

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Re: single or multiple PS?

Postby merc280 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:44 pm

I think im gonna write specific ones for schools I really want to get into, like safety schools.

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Re: single or multiple PS?

Postby Knock » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:44 pm

Idk, 2 pages is valuable real estate. Schools already know why they're awesome. I need every last word of my PS to flesh out who I am, and I don't want to expend that on reiterating what they already know.

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Re: single or multiple PS?

Postby merc280 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:52 pm

Knockglock wrote:Idk, 2 pages is valuable real estate. Schools already know why they're awesome. I need every last word of my PS to flesh out who I am, and I don't want to expend that on reiterating what they already know.



yeah but I guess some schools just want to know their students konw which schools they are applying to and not just mass applying.

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Re: single or multiple PS?

Postby Knock » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:57 pm

merc280 wrote:
Knockglock wrote:Idk, 2 pages is valuable real estate. Schools already know why they're awesome. I need every last word of my PS to flesh out who I am, and I don't want to expend that on reiterating what they already know.



yeah but I guess some schools just want to know their students konw which schools they are applying to and not just mass applying.


To each their own I suppose. I'm just saying don't be afraid to not make your PS school specific. It also has the added benefit of not risking the mistake of sending the wrong PS to the wrong school.




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