end off with a thank you for your time??

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yoiav
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end off with a thank you for your time??

Postby yoiav » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:22 pm

i had put as the last sentence of my ps "I appreciate your time." most people i showed it to told me to take it out. anybody here feedback from an adcomm one way or the other?

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FantasticMrFox
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Re: end off with a thank you for your time??

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:28 pm

yoiav wrote:take it out

It makes it sound like you are writing a letter/e-mail

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$1.99
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Re: end off with a thank you for your time??

Postby $1.99 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:28 pm

lol seriously? this forum gets fuller with idiots every day

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thelawschoolproject
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Re: end off with a thank you for your time??

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:28 pm

Unfortunate responses.
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kahechsof
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Re: end off with a thank you for your time??

Postby kahechsof » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:38 pm

Why should you thank them for their time? You are paying a hefty application fee for it.

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Dany
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Re: end off with a thank you for your time??

Postby Dany » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:44 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:I've never heard a preference one way or the other, to be honest. I think that if it flows within your PS then keep it, but if it stands out and makes your conclusion less effective then maybe it shouldn't be there.

Fixed that for you.

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$1.99
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Re: end off with a thank you for your time??

Postby $1.99 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:46 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:I've never heard a preference one way or the other, to be honest. I think that if it flows within your PS then keep it, but if it stands out and makes your conclusion less effective then maybe it shouldn't be there.


WOW this year it seems there is an influx of dumb 0Ls that continue to keep crappy advice to applicants.

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soj
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Re: end off with a thank you for your time??

Postby soj » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:47 pm

lolno

MumofCad
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Re: end off with a thank you for your time??

Postby MumofCad » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:13 pm

The obvious answer is "no." Less obvious though, is that I am worried about what precedes it if "Thank you for your time" seems appropriate to close it off. If you want to PM it to me to get advice from someone else going through the process, I'd be happy to take a look at it. Def remove the last line though.

If you aren't comfortable sharing with internet unknowns, you could also just look through the TLS book for some good examples/commentary or the thread with examples. Lots of good, diverse statements in that thread to peruse to make sure you are on the right general track with the tone of your statement.

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rinkrat19
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Re: end off with a thank you for your time??

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:21 pm

Good lord, no.

Also don't announce at the beginning that this is your personal statement or that you want to go to their law school.

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Re: end off with a thank you for your time??

Postby kublaikahn » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:36 pm

I'd go with "Have a nice day!"

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FantasticMrFox
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Re: end off with a thank you for your time??

Postby FantasticMrFox » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:04 am

kublaikahn wrote:I'd go with "Have a nice day!"

:lol: :lol:

imjustjoking22
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Re: end off with a thank you for your time??

Postby imjustjoking22 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:07 am

...omgno.

I ended a speech with that in 6th grade. It made me look idiotic THEN.




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