PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

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PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby Transferthrowaway » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:16 pm

Is this a good idea? I'm worried that because this was before the Super Aggro Crag, admissions will not be as receptive.

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby kwais » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:20 pm

I wish I had a law school so I could admit you with a scholarship. so jealous

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby tww909 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:21 pm

pics or it didn't happen

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby annyong » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:24 pm

I believe it depends on how many things you were tethered to in proportion to the number of athletic events.

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby bhan87 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:25 pm

One thing is for certain, adcomms will probably remember your PS, which is one very big goal of any PS. Just don't make it to cheesy or over blow it and you should be fine.

Don't think it'll hold a candle to Yul winning Survivor though.

Edit: He graduated before participating in survivor.
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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby Grizz » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:26 pm

Adcomms will enjoy your strong softs. Admit.

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby WhoIsDonDraper » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:29 pm

If you would have successfully assembled the statue in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey and won The Legends of the Hidden Temple, then you would be in anywhere.

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby 071816 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:35 pm

Guts was the shit. I'd admit you.

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby Grizz » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:41 pm

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby albusdumbledore » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:47 pm

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby Transferthrowaway » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:49 pm

albusdumbledore wrote:Image


Bro how'd you get that picture of me?

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:51 pm

WhoIsDonDraper wrote:If you would have successfully assembled the statue in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey and won The Legends of the Hidden Temple, then you would be in anywhere.

Unless the adcomm is a Temple Guard and he was out of Pendants of Life.

PS: It drove me nuts when they couldn't figure that monkey out.

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby Total Litigator » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:02 pm

Maybe you'll get lucky and an adcom member's grandson will be sitting in for him... Otherwise, I can already hear the, "WTF is this? Anyone know WTF this is? Craig?"

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby Transferthrowaway » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:06 pm

Total Litigator wrote:Maybe you'll get lucky and an adcom member's grandson will be sitting in for him... Otherwise, I can already hear the, "WTF is this? Anyone know WTF this is? Craig?"


But I think I could really make strong connections between my experience and my desire to practice law. You really don't think it's an okay idea? I'm not really sure what else to write about.

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby Total Litigator » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:10 pm

Transferthrowaway wrote:
Total Litigator wrote:Maybe you'll get lucky and an adcom member's grandson will be sitting in for him... Otherwise, I can already hear the, "WTF is this? Anyone know WTF this is? Craig?"


But I think I could really make strong connections between my experience and my desire to practice law. You really don't think it's an okay idea? I'm not really sure what else to write about.


Lol, to be honest, sure, I think it has potential. I mean I'm sure you have to show some drive and determination to get on the show. Although I'm not sure how well the next step, i.e. "I solved the monkey puzzle in 30 seconds" necessarily demonstrates values law schools are looking for. I think the biggest problem with this is that you probably did this when you were between 10 and 15 years old. I think law schools value college and post grad PS experiences the most.

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby Transferthrowaway » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:12 pm

Total Litigator wrote:
Transferthrowaway wrote:
Total Litigator wrote:Maybe you'll get lucky and an adcom member's grandson will be sitting in for him... Otherwise, I can already hear the, "WTF is this? Anyone know WTF this is? Craig?"


But I think I could really make strong connections between my experience and my desire to practice law. You really don't think it's an okay idea? I'm not really sure what else to write about.


Lol, to be honest, sure, I think it has potential. I mean I'm sure you have to show some drive and determination to get on the show. Although I'm not sure how well the next step, i.e. "I solved the monkey puzzle in 30 seconds" necessarily demonstrates values law schools are looking for. I think the biggest problem with this is that you probably did this when you were between 10 and 15 years old. I think law schools value college and post grad PS experiences the most.


Well I climbed to the top of Mount Everest in college, so I was planning to show a progression through the PS that I view law school as sort of "the next great challenge" for me.

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:15 pm

Transferthrowaway wrote:
Total Litigator wrote:Maybe you'll get lucky and an adcom member's grandson will be sitting in for him... Otherwise, I can already hear the, "WTF is this? Anyone know WTF this is? Craig?"


But I think I could really make strong connections between my experience and my desire to practice law.

Give it a shot. Write up the PS, then post it here for editing and review. I, for one, am very interested to read how an experience on a children's game show that emphasizes physical ability can be connected to the law (and I'm talking specifics, not bullshit generalities such as "the drive and will to succeed that I developed from GUTS will undoubtedly help me in my legal aspirations."

Edit after your post above: Personally, I don't like when people try to parallel physical feats with the mental skills required for law. Yes, you have motivation, perseverance and ability to overcome adversity, but how does that EXACTLY translate to law?

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby Moomoo2u » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:22 pm

I feel like that monkey was harder than it looked, I Had the same feeling as a kid.

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby billyez » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:32 pm

Write it. Post it. Then we'll know if it's worth it.

I don't know what in the world the Aggro Crag is - which shows how much knowledge I've thrown away during law school - but that's not important. In fact, I think a lot of people put way too much emphasis on the subject of their PS, when what I advocate they focus on is determining whether they're writing about something that captures aspects of their character. Are you considering this because it's a cool story or because you believe it can be used to illustrate something about who you are as a person? What would this story say about you? You didn't say anything about that in your OP.

As an example, there was that guy whow as going to write about being in a guild in WoW. I still think that would have been a bad idea, but he seemed to have a solid understanding of what he could demonstrate about himself by writing about that experience. That's the most important part of these things.

Edit: I see above that you said it could be used to show law school as "the next great challenge" - is it merely limited to that? Not that I criticize that particular motivation, but I wanted to know if that's right.

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby Total Litigator » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:49 pm

I would also caution: Adcom's preferably want to know you are going to law school because you want to learn the law / become a lawyer, not cuz you ran out of mountains. I'm not saying climbing Everest doesn't make a good PS, as I'm sure it does, but just be careful how you approach it.

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby sea15 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:57 pm

So this post has absolutely made my day. Me and my husband are sitting here lamenting the silver monkey. I think I could put that thing together with my eyes closed. Did they never watch the show?!?! Please please write about winning the Aggro Cragg. That would be so great....law school admit decisions aside.

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby Transferthrowaway » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:02 pm

This has been a wonderful trolling experience. I am going to take a shot at this Aggro Crag/Everest PS.

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Postby ihhwap1 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:03 pm

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:10 pm

ihhwap1 wrote:I assume the posters in this thread will tune into TeenNick tonight at midnight to watch All That, Kenan and Kel, Clarissa Explains it All, and Doug? 90s are All That FTW

Are You Afraid of the Dark was the shit.

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Re: PS about winning Guts and a piece of the Aggro Crag

Postby sea15 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:16 pm

I heard that Nick is bringing back Salute your Shorts and All That




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