Please destroy my personal statement...

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SA1928
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Please destroy my personal statement...

Postby SA1928 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:36 pm

Removed -- thanks!
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Re: Please destroy my personal statement...

Postby Odd Future Wolf Gang » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:31 pm

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Re: Please destroy my personal statement...

Postby SA1928 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:46 pm

Thanks so much for your response - definitely helpful. I felt I was headed greatly in the wrong direction since I was sort of using my personal statement to tie up a lot of the questions that will appear in my application - like dropping out of college, not so impressive GPA, and personal background. A lot of people say that if there have been some obstacles it is important to include them in your application - but like you said, I feel like I am just pulling the sympathy card, which isn't really me, so it comes off really phony, as you can tell!

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Re: Please destroy my personal statement...

Postby Odd Future Wolf Gang » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:54 pm

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Re: Please destroy my personal statement...

Postby SA1928 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:43 pm

Ya, I am definitely going to use an addendum instead. I originally planned on explaining my leave of absence from school in an addendum and my fluctuating GPA, but once I started working on my personal statement, I wasn't really sure what to talk about.

I think I am just going to start over, there isn't much in this one that I feel will really reflect positively about my abilities to practice law. Like you said, narrow my focus onto one area of my life and how it is directing me towards law.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Please destroy my personal statement...

Postby SA1928 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:56 pm

This is kinda random - but do you think I could use some of the ideas of what I had for a diversity statement instead? Obviously in a much shorter, to the point, professional way...but low income background, first generation student? Or is that not really "diverse" for law school? It seems socioeconomic status is used for diversity statements for some schools, but I don't want it to come off like I am reaching for some type of sympathy, like you said.

Thanks!




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