Question about "Why X" essay

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vissidarte27
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Question about "Why X" essay

Postby vissidarte27 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:33 pm

So.

I want to go to UVA.

I want to go there so badly that I moved to Charlottesville, got a job, an apartment, and am living here so that I can gain residency in Virginia and apply first thing this fall as a Virginia resident (I want the in-state admissions boost and the in-state tuition).

Is this something that I can/should mention in my Why UVA essay? That I moved here specifically because I want to go to UVA Law? Or does that sound too desperate/lame?

I'll be applying ED on September 1st (if my June LSAT is high enough -- PTing in the low-mid 170s) and I hope that that will show my interest as well.

Would mentioning my move be overkill?

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Re: Question about "Why X" essay

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:04 pm

Overkill.

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Re: Question about "Why X" essay

Postby JJDancer » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:38 pm

Don't center your why X around it. But you can mention that you recently moved to VA and have a strong desire to make it your long term home (something along those lines).

On the other hand, if you like UVA so much that you did all that for it then I assume there are legitimate reasons for loving UVA so talk about those!

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Re: Question about "Why X" essay

Postby bp shinners » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:53 am

JJDancer wrote:On the other hand, if you like UVA so much that you did all that for it then I assume there are legitimate reasons for loving UVA so talk about those!


This.




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