Early app with one PS or later with PS & DS?

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Which is more desirable?

Application complete and sent by Sept 15th w/ only one PS
0
No votes
Application complete and sent by Oct 15th w/ PS and DS
4
100%
 
Total votes: 4

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boosk
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Early app with one PS or later with PS & DS?

Postby boosk » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:19 pm

URM-MA 165/3.56,

Just wanted to get some opinions on whether it would be better to send my app in super early with only one essay (the PS) or to wait til I can craft a good 2nd essay (the DS)... My personal statement does contain many diversity issues (immigration, heritage), so this could actually become my DS if I decide to write another essay. However, these types of essays take me a while to write/revise/perfect so I'm not so sure of what I should do.

I'm targeting Penn with an ED, whose apps come out on Sept 1st...

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fltanglab
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Re: Early app with one PS or later with PS & DS?

Postby fltanglab » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:25 pm

Uh...write faster? Sorry if that wasn't helpful, but there's a full two weeks before September 1 and another two weeks after that before Sept 15. I'm sure you've written essays faster for a class.

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Re: Early app with one PS or later with PS & DS?

Postby freestallion » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:30 pm

I agree, you can finish the PS and DS in the next 2.5 weeks if you set your mind to it.

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Samara
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Re: Early app with one PS or later with PS & DS?

Postby Samara » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:53 pm

As they said, git er done! That said, Oct 15 is, practically speaking, no earlier than Sept 15.




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