Please murder my PS....please...

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wejuhn
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Please murder my PS....please...

Postby wejuhn » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:42 am

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fjsms
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Re: Please murder my PS....please...

Postby fjsms » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:44 pm

You asked for general feedback, so here is mine.

I liked the opening quote from your freshman professor, and how you brought it back around in your closing. But a lot of what you have in between belongs in an addendum. For example, you will need to disclose your marijuana issue separately and in more detail, so why bring it up here too? I think you've failed to employ pathos. It reads too much like this: "I failed at this. Then this. Then I did this. Then I did this."

Again, I really like the opening and closing. Narrow down your specific examples and expand on them for emotional appeal.

Hope that helps.

Edited to add: Taking a second look- I think some of that emotional appeal is already there, it's just getting lost in all the stuff that should be in an addendum.




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