Two PS question

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admisionquestion
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Two PS question

Postby admisionquestion » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:38 pm

If it is relevant: is saying demeaning (but true) things of a celebrity a huge don't? Or is it a "be careful...but if its interesting do it" type of thing?

Is using an extended metaphor in a personal statement considered "unconventional" or considered "normal good writing" if it is a useful metaphor?

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Magnolia
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Re: Two PS question

Postby Magnolia » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:49 pm

admisionquestion wrote:If it is relevant: is saying demeaning (but true) things of a celebrity a huge don't? Or is it a "be careful...but if its interesting do it" type of thing?

I can't imagine how insulting celebrities could be relevant, but I guess you could do it. It will depend entirely on how it's written, so tred carefully.

admisionquestion wrote:Is using an extended metaphor in a personal statement considered "unconventional" or considered "normal good writing" if it is a useful metaphor?

Definitely not unconventional. Definitely not required for it to be good writing. Again, success will depend on how it's written.

Write your PS, post it here and we will tell if you either one works.

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Re: Two PS question

Postby Gemini » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:57 pm

Agreed with Magnolia.

Also, I wish you had an extra 's' in your username.

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Re: Two PS question

Postby admisionquestion » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:14 pm

Gemini wrote:
Also, I wish you had an extra 's' in your username.



I know thats the beauty of it.




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