Footnotes in PS?

(Personal Statement Examples, Advice, Critique, . . . )
Posts: 63
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:28 pm

Footnotes in PS?

Postby kcdc » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:27 pm

Has anyone seen them? Acceptable or no?

Posts: 476
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:09 pm

Re: Footnotes in PS?

Postby LSATclincher » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:38 pm

I'd only imagine they would use up an extra line. But I'm curious as to exactly why you consider using one.

Posts: 1897
Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:33 am

Re: Footnotes in PS?

Postby krad » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:40 pm

Why do you need one? I have not heard of anyone doing this... Why waste the space?

User avatar
Posts: 67
Joined: Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:54 am

Re: Footnotes in PS?

Postby Lokomani » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:47 pm

Footnotes? Really? Footnotes are not for this type of writing. Period. You will look quite presumptuous if you use them.

I am willing to bet that you could somehow include whatever you are attempting to footnote in your actual PS. And if not, I'm 90% sure that the footnote is unnecessary or tangential to your PS. Re-frame and re-write your paper if you have already added in footnotes.

User avatar
Posts: 1073
Joined: Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:06 am

Re: Footnotes in PS?

Postby Kilpatrick » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:47 pm

If you're talking about as a citation method then definitely not - you shouldn't put anything in your PS that you would need to cite. If it's just a stylistic choice I would still say no. I don't mind them (I like Bill Simmons books for example) but I think a lot of people would find it irritating.

You should probably post an example if you want more feedback

Return to “Law School Personal Statements”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.