Adding a school-specific paragraph to my PS

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angiej
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Adding a school-specific paragraph to my PS

Postby angiej » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:19 pm

I have my PS done, but one particular school specifically asks to include info like why I'm applying and why I want to go there. So what I've done is tack-on a paragraph to the end. Would someone be willing to take a look at what I have written and let me know if it seems cheesy or not genuine?

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Re: Adding a school-specific paragraph to my PS

Postby Marionberry » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:21 pm

I'll take a look. I've been running into the same question in writing some of my PSs. I think if you can make it relevant, even if it is kind of tacked on, that it can work fine and probably won't count against you. As long as you make it clear that you're actually talking about that law school, and it's not a general statement ending in "...and that's why (School X) is right for me!" I think it'll be fine.

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Re: Adding a school-specific paragraph to my PS

Postby d34d9823 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:30 pm

Does this school not have a "why X" essay option? The words "tacking on" make me wince.

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Re: Adding a school-specific paragraph to my PS

Postby angiej » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:36 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:Does this school not have a "why X" essay option? The words "tacking on" make me wince.


Nope. But I did manage to tie-in why I want to go there with the overall message in my PS.

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Re: Adding a school-specific paragraph to my PS

Postby d34d9823 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:47 pm

angiej wrote:
d34dluk3 wrote:Does this school not have a "why X" essay option? The words "tacking on" make me wince.


Nope. But I did manage to tie-in why I want to go there with the overall message in my PS.

That sounds cool then.

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Re: Adding a school-specific paragraph to my PS

Postby jarofsoup » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:02 pm

I was thinking about the paragraph before the last. so that it seems more taylored towards the school

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Re: Adding a school-specific paragraph to my PS

Postby cubswin » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:09 pm

jarofsoup wrote:I was thinking about the paragraph before the last. so that it seems more taylored towards the school


:)

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Re: Adding a school-specific paragraph to my PS

Postby GettingReady2010 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:47 pm

I was actually planning on doing this for every school. Good or bad idea?

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Re: Adding a school-specific paragraph to my PS

Postby thesybarite » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:14 pm

I have a "why x" paragraph towards the end of my ps for each school.
I think it's compelling if you are able to link in who you are, and why/what you would give/get from Law School X.
Maybe, if I'm lucky, it will give me the point of difference schools are looking for in creating a "diverse student body". Hope so!

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Re: Adding a school-specific paragraph to my PS

Postby MY2010 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:05 am

I've been thinking about this as well and I decided against putting in a school-specific paragraph in my PS.
Not only do I need the space but I also think it's bound to look tacked on...
It may be just for my PS but any program/class/professor I mention in the paragraph, admissions can figure out that I could have easily put in a similar program/class/professor of another school in its place.
Thought it wasn't worth it.




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