the PS should always make a persuasive argument?

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mrwarre85
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the PS should always make a persuasive argument?

Postby mrwarre85 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:46 pm

I read a lot of prompts from different schools and it seems while many suggest a persuasive topic, many leave the topic selection up to the applicant. Is it understood that we should only write a personal statement that displays our ability to pick one side and argue for it?
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CGI Fridays
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Re: the PS should always make a persuasive argument?

Postby CGI Fridays » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:48 pm

Not necessarily. Just convince them that you're awesome or, if you're not, that they nevertheless want you at their school.

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Re: the PS should always make a persuasive argument?

Postby HopefulFish » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:33 pm

yes, unless your numbers speak for themselves.

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Re: the PS should always make a persuasive argument?

Postby capitalacq » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:28 pm

you should persuade them to accept you. that's the only persuasive argument you should make.




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