Political PS?

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aaramil
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Political PS?

Postby aaramil » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:07 pm

One area which I plan to discuss in my PS pertains to the experience I gained in working with various campaigns for a major political party. The PS will not have a general political tone, but one nevertheless runs the risk of alienating some people just by identifying with a party. Should I proceed or reconsider?

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MrPapagiorgio
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Re: Political PS?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:10 pm

aaramil wrote:One area which I plan to discuss in my PS pertains to the experience I gained in working with various campaigns for a major political party. The PS will not have a general political tone, but one nevertheless runs the risk of alienating some people just by identifying with a party. Should I proceed or reconsider?

If you focus on the experience and not the ideologies of the particular party, I don't see this as a terrible decision. Write it up and PM it to me and I will be glad to help you. My PS was also about working on a political campaign, and it didn't hurt my cycle.

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theadvancededit
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Re: Political PS?

Postby theadvancededit » Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:20 am

A number of my students have talked about their experience within campaigns and it's perfectly fine. Just don't treat your PS as a soapbox or try to recruit. Stating your experiences in plain terms is fine, talking in depth about your opinion on reproductive rights is not.

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Re: Political PS?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:13 am

The post above, by the advancededit, offers excellent advice, in my opinion.




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