double checking: no title?

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wdk3618
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double checking: no title?

Postby wdk3618 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:42 pm

should I or should I not include a title in my personal statement. Thanks.

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Re: double checking: no title?

Postby tlsuser » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:48 pm

wdk3618 wrote:should I or should I not include a title in my personal statement. Thanks.


If the title's eye-catching, then why not. I think some schools require you to title it generically, like "Personal Statement," but if they don't specify, then shoot.

Also, if you plan on submitting a diversity statement, you may want to title your PS creatively but title the DS generically as to not confuse the two.

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Re: double checking: no title?

Postby dakatz » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:50 pm

Absolutely no title. Doesn't matter if its "eye catching". No title. In the header or heading, you put "Personal Statement". That is it. Same goes for the DS. Talked to an adcom who was talking sorta candidly and said titles are no nos

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Re: double checking: no title?

Postby plenipotentiary » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:52 pm

Absolutely not. Put your name, LSAC account # and "Personal Statement" in the header. Nothing else.

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Re: double checking: no title?

Postby tlsuser » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:55 pm

Well, there you have it, OP. But I titled my PS and already submitted my apps, and I'm not going to stress about it.

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Re: double checking: no title?

Postby plenipotentiary » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:58 pm

tlsuser wrote:Well, there you have it, OP. But I titled my PS and already submitted my apps, and I'm not going to stress about it.


What'd you title it? Just curious.

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Re: double checking: no title?

Postby wdk3618 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:00 pm

thanks guys really appreciate it.

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Re: double checking: no title?

Postby bklynav » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:03 pm

I submitted mne w/ a title to some schools. Willthat be big detriment? Should I try to resubmit?

tlsuser
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Re: double checking: no title?

Postby tlsuser » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:03 pm

If you PM me your email address, I can send my PS to you...

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Re: double checking: no title?

Postby HBK » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:05 pm

Not unless your title is:
Prince of Wales
or
First Daughter

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Re: double checking: no title?

Postby Mike12188 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:15 pm

plenipotentiary wrote:
tlsuser wrote:Well, there you have it, OP. But I titled my PS and already submitted my apps, and I'm not going to stress about it.


What'd you title it? Just curious.


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