PS need help - please critique

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PS need help - please critique

Postby salsahips » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:40 pm

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Re: PS need help - please critique

Postby shmoo597 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:06 pm

Way to all over the place. Pick a topic and stick with it. Don't try to include your entire life story.

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Re: PS need help - please critique

Postby salsahips » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:36 pm

Thanks, much appreciated.

What about the actual writing (disregarding the content)? Do you think its sub-par? average? good?

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Re: PS need help - please critique

Postby 174 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:41 pm

Doesn't tell the admissions committee why you are interested in law school. It is great that you are pushing yourself towards completing your goals, but how is law school going to help you achieve them?

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Re: PS need help - please critique

Postby Odd Future Wolf Gang » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:56 pm

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Re: PS need help - please critique

Postby salsahips » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:49 pm

So do you think I could touch on all those subjects in one essay if I do it right? Or are you saying I should pick one of them and focus on it?

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Re: PS need help - please critique

Postby 174 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:56 pm

salsahips wrote:So do you think I could touch on all those subjects in one essay if I do it right? Or are you saying I should pick one of them and focus on it?


You have 500 words. Pick one and run with it, and make sure it tells them exactly why you want to go to law school.

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Re: PS need help - please critique

Postby salsahips » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:58 pm

Just to clarify, so far most of the schools have asked for a 2-4 page PS. So I made this one 3. Maybe that's why it seems a bit long.

I'm definitely going to try a draft that focuses on one aspect more to see how it comes out.

Thanks again




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