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ineptimusprime
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PS ideas

Postby ineptimusprime » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:25 am

Last time around I think a big flaw in my apps was the PS. I didn't take it very seriously, and basically just rewrote my resume in paragraph form. I want to "show" the adcomms who I am rather than just tell them..

I'm throwing around two ideas for a PS. You guys can be honest and tell me if they both suck.

Option 1: The story of my evolution from 260 pound fat kid in high school to 165 pound marathon runner.
Option 2: Something about my two year LDS mission in Brazil...

If they don't suck, which do you think an adcomm would prefer to hear about?

avemundi
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Re: PS ideas

Postby avemundi » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:40 am

0L here, so take my advice FWIW :)

Personally, I feel like it's hard to tell what would be 'better' just by looking at the ideas: either one could be compelling or a complete bust. What do you want to say with each story? What aspects of your character does each story highlight?

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Re: PS ideas

Postby Blessedassurance » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:47 am

ineptimusprime wrote:Last time around I think a big flaw in my apps was the PS. I didn't take it very seriously, and basically just rewrote my resume in paragraph form. I want to "show" the adcomms who I am rather than just tell them..

I'm throwing around two ideas for a PS. You guys can be honest and tell me if they both suck.

Option 1: The story of my evolution from 260 pound fat kid in high school to 165 pound marathon runner.
Option 2: Something about my two year LDS mission in Brazil...

If they don't suck, which do you think an adcomm would prefer to hear about?


What schools did you apply to?

If your score was 154, I think you should probably retake. It might be your LSAT score not your PS.

Are you a flame or something? I'm not trying to be rude at all (I'm really not), but why would you think your PS is the problem when your score is 154?

I agree restating your resume is not a good strategy but I think you main problem is your score. With regards to your choice of PS topics, I think either one would be fine.

ineptimusprime
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Re: PS ideas

Postby ineptimusprime » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:18 am

I am retaking in october.

However, I do feel like I could have gotten into gonzaga and perhaps nebraska last year (rather than waitlisted) had my ps stood out more. That's what im referencing above. I have no delusions that a great ps is going to salvage a 154 lsat at the upper t2 and above, hence the retake. I in no way meant to imply a bad ps was the major or only reason for my less than stellar cycle, just a minor reason at a few schools.

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Blessedassurance
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Re: PS ideas

Postby Blessedassurance » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:52 am

ineptimusprime wrote:I am retaking in october.

However, I do feel like I could have gotten into gonzaga and perhaps nebraska last year (rather than waitlisted) had my ps stood out more. That's what im referencing above. I have no delusions that a great ps is going to salvage a 154 lsat at the upper t2 and above, hence the retake. I in no way meant to imply a bad ps was the major or only reason for my less than stellar cycle, just a minor reason at a few schools.


Good luck on the retake. Like I said, each topic would be fine depending on the final product. It's hard to critique without the actual content. Maybe you can write both versions and then ask for opinions.

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icecold3000
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Re: PS ideas

Postby icecold3000 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:17 am

I like option 1.




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