Anyone else writing a 'non creative' PS?

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sra_sundance
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Anyone else writing a 'non creative' PS?

Postby sra_sundance » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:51 pm

I'm non trad and a scientist...there's no way I should attempt a more creative sounding narrative imo. I'm pretty much talking about my interests in law/why I want to go to LS.

Anyone else? (just looking for some random interwebs nerve calming :) )

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rso11
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Re: Anyone else writing a 'non creative' PS?

Postby rso11 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:54 pm

I think creativity is relatively inherent in everyone's life; you just have to find a way to present it to the reader. You said you're a non-traditional student and have a science background--that already sets you apart from a lot of the applicants. I think if you're honest about it and write well, you don't need to do anything particularly unusual. But perhaps you could define what you mean by "creative"?

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St.Remy
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Re: Anyone else writing a 'non creative' PS?

Postby St.Remy » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:57 pm

sra_sundance wrote:I'm non trad and a scientist...there's no way I should attempt a more creative sounding narrative imo. I'm pretty much talking about my interests in law/why I want to go to LS.

Anyone else? (just looking for some random interwebs nerve calming :) )


Yeah my PS is pretty basic, not some compilation of crazy life stories or personal tragedies. I think a non-creative PS if it communicates who you are effectively can be just as good as the more attention grabbing personal statements that people pine over.

sra_sundance
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Re: Anyone else writing a 'non creative' PS?

Postby sra_sundance » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:40 pm

Perhaps I should have asked if anyone was writing a more straightforward PS.

I just don't want my PS to look to 'resume-y'...although I want to highlight how my career/education to date has influenced my decision to apply to law school...and add that I bring a different perspective with my age and experience (lol I'm not that old...but I suppose that's all relative!)

Thanks for the input!

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Re: Anyone else writing a 'non creative' PS?

Postby Oban » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:06 am

I wrote a lame "why i want to be a lawyer" essay, work fine for me. GPA/LSAT > Essay unless Yale or something




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