Do we title our personal statements?

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poo
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Do we title our personal statements?

Postby poo » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:39 pm

I searched around and couldn't find an answer. My guess is no but I'm not sure.

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Hannibal
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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby Hannibal » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:00 pm

I was wondering this too.

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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby bk1 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:02 pm

I won't be. I will put a label in the header noting "Personal Statement" because I am not sure exactly how the documents get transmitted from LSAC.

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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby Knock » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:03 pm

Hannibal wrote:I was wondering this too.


I think you can, but it's not necessary. I probably won't. PS is valuable real estate, and I want every last inch of the 2 pages I can get.

/leaves door open to be incorrect.

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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby Knock » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:04 pm

bk1 wrote:I won't be. I will put a label in the header noting "Personal Statement" because I am not sure exactly how the documents get transmitted from LSAC.


You also need to put your last name and LSAC# on the header of every page of your PS (and DS).

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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby bk1 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:07 pm

Knockglock wrote:
bk1 wrote:I won't be. I will put a label in the header noting "Personal Statement" because I am not sure exactly how the documents get transmitted from LSAC.


You also need to put your last name and LSAC# on the header of every page of your PS (and DS).


Already done that. I didn't mention it because I thought it was obvious. I'm actually putting it in the header of all spare documents, except possibly resume.

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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby Knock » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:08 pm

bk1 wrote:
Knockglock wrote:
bk1 wrote:I won't be. I will put a label in the header noting "Personal Statement" because I am not sure exactly how the documents get transmitted from LSAC.


You also need to put your last name and LSAC# on the header of every page of your PS (and DS).


Already done that. I didn't mention it because I thought it was obvious. I'm actually putting it in the header of all spare documents, except possibly resume.


Hmm that's a good question, should we put it on our resume? We have our names on it anyways.

I've been having a header problem though, it cuts off a line of writing area, and pushes my DS one line into the second page. I use open office. Any ideas how to fix this?

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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby bk1 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:10 pm

Knockglock wrote:Hmm that's a good question, should we put it on our resume? We have our names on it anyways.

I've been having a header problem though, it cuts off a line of writing area, and pushes my DS one line into the second page. I use open office. Any ideas how to fix this?


Haven't used open office in a while so I can't help you there. I don't think it's necessary because the name obviously identifies the resume whereas the worry, I think, is that unidentified statements may be lost from the application packet and not find their way back.

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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby Deuce » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:13 pm

I'm going to be doing:

Header Top Left-

John M. Doe
LSAC #
Personal Statement

John M. Doe
LSAC #
Addendum

and

John M. Doe
LSAC #
(blank for resume, it's pretty fu***ng obvious that it's my resume...)

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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby dakatz » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:14 pm

No, you do not title your personal statement. I was told by multiple people in the know that it is a bad idea. All you put is a header with the appropriate info, and the indication that the document is indeed your personal statement. No title.

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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby Hannibal » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:16 pm

Apparently it was not obvious because I didn't have a header. Now I do, and my PS is a line too long. Curses. I'm using open office too.

I'm doing my header as one line, top right, in italics: Personal statement, John Doe, LXXXXXXX

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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby bk1 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:19 pm

If it is in the top margin it shouldn't be affecting the body of your PS?

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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby Knock » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:20 pm

bk1 wrote:If it is in the top margin it shouldn't be affecting the body of your PS?


Idk, it's weird, that's what I thought. Maybe it's an Open Office thing?

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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby bk1 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:21 pm

Can you shrink the top margin to offset it so that it looks as if you had put it in the top margin with the body in the right place?

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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby Deuce » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:22 pm

Hannibal wrote:Apparently it was not obvious because I didn't have a header. Now I do, and my PS is a line too long. Curses. I'm using open office too.

I'm doing my header as one line, top right, in italics: Personal statement, John Doe, LXXXXXXX


I like this format... /stolen

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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby jtemp320 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:30 pm

dakatz wrote:No, you do not title your personal statement. I was told by multiple people in the know that it is a bad idea. All you put is a header with the appropriate info, and the indication that the document is indeed your personal statement. No title.


+1

Header:
Yes - Name, LSAC #, Personal Statement

No- "How I overcame sixteen felony convictions to become a Rhodes scholar" "The day I knew I wanted to become a Supreme Court Justice"...ect.

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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:08 pm

Only in cases where this title is appropriate: "Why your law school is named after my family".

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Re: Do we title our personal statements?

Postby poo » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:19 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Only in cases where this title is appropriate: "Why your law school is named after my family".


That actually made me laugh....




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