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Two Pages...

Postby Diiizzzzoooo » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:32 pm

I don't think I'm asking for advice. Maybe I'm just venting. 2 pages? I mean, I just brainstormed 5 single spaced pages of crap, and every one of my schools wants a double spaced 2 page journal entry. My life has been fucked. I have an immense story to tell here, and this two page limitation is a major pain in the rear end.

Oh by the way, I copy/pasted many of the PS from Ken's book into word, and guess what? Almost All of them went over this limit. Just sayin'.

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Re: Two Pages...

Postby shoeshine » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:47 pm

Yeah....get over it. We all had to cram our PS into two pages. Think about it this way. If you had to read 5,000+ applications in roughly three months (including resumes, addenda, letters of rec., and the actual application itself) would you have time to read 5000+ five page personal statements?

Also, one of the biggest skills you focus on in law school is being a "concise" writer. In other words, you get no extra points for being verbose or wordy in law school. In fact, a student that can thoroughly and clearly explore an issue in a concise format usual does very well in legal writing.

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Re: Two Pages...

Postby Diiizzzzoooo » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:00 pm

shoeshine wrote:Yeah....get over it. We all had to cram our PS into two pages. Think about it this way. If you had to read 5,000+ applications in roughly three months (including resumes, addenda, letters of rec., and the actual application itself) would you have time to read 5000+ five page personal statements?

Also, one of the biggest skills you focus on in law school is being a "concise" writer. In other words, you get no extra points for being verbose or wordy in law school. In fact, a student that can thoroughly and clearly explore an issue in a concise format usual does very well in legal writing.



Well, that was quite the unnecessary kneejerk reaction I wasn't expecting. Listen man, I am doing something we all have done at some point in our lives, it's called bitching. Yes, like a bitch.


I'm aware of the incredibly thankless and tiresome work admissions officers perform, slaving over thousands of essays, behind a desk with horrendous muzak on low volume playing in their offices.


And if there is one thing I know, it's brevity. And not just in my writing. Ask my ex girlfriends. Again, I'm just bitching. Again, like a bitch.

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Re: Two Pages...

Postby bbalcrzy23 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:03 pm

Diiizzzzoooo wrote:
shoeshine wrote:Yeah....get over it. We all had to cram our PS into two pages. Think about it this way. If you had to read 5,000+ applications in roughly three months (including resumes, addenda, letters of rec., and the actual application itself) would you have time to read 5000+ five page personal statements?

Also, one of the biggest skills you focus on in law school is being a "concise" writer. In other words, you get no extra points for being verbose or wordy in law school. In fact, a student that can thoroughly and clearly explore an issue in a concise format usual does very well in legal writing.



Well, that was quite the unnecessary kneejerk reaction I wasn't expecting. Listen man, I am doing something we all have done at some point in our lives, it's called bitching. Yes, like a bitch.


I'm aware of the incredibly thankless and tiresome work admissions officers perform, slaving over thousands of essays, behind a desk with horrendous muzak on low volume playing in their offices.


And if there is one thing I know, it's brevity. And not just in my writing. Ask my ex girlfriends. Again, I'm just bitching. Again, like a bitch.


Typical Jets fan...

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Re: Two Pages...

Postby Diiizzzzoooo » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:08 pm

bbalcrzy23 wrote:
Diiizzzzoooo wrote:
shoeshine wrote:Yeah....get over it. We all had to cram our PS into two pages. Think about it this way. If you had to read 5,000+ applications in roughly three months (including resumes, addenda, letters of rec., and the actual application itself) would you have time to read 5000+ five page personal statements?

Also, one of the biggest skills you focus on in law school is being a "concise" writer. In other words, you get no extra points for being verbose or wordy in law school. In fact, a student that can thoroughly and clearly explore an issue in a concise format usual does very well in legal writing.



Well, that was quite the unnecessary kneejerk reaction I wasn't expecting. Listen man, I am doing something we all have done at some point in our lives, it's called bitching. Yes, like a bitch.


I'm aware of the incredibly thankless and tiresome work admissions officers perform, slaving over thousands of essays, behind a desk with horrendous muzak on low volume playing in their offices.


And if there is one thing I know, it's brevity. And not just in my writing. Ask my ex girlfriends. Again, I'm just bitching. Again, like a bitch.


Typical Jets fan...




No sir, see, Jets fans don't bitch like a bitch. No, we cry like a bitch. We cry like a bitch from watching a team that sucks for over 40 years tickle our balls for two years and then suck again in 2011.

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Re: Two Pages...

Postby bbalcrzy23 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:16 pm

Diiizzzzoooo wrote:
bbalcrzy23 wrote:
Diiizzzzoooo wrote:
shoeshine wrote:Yeah....get over it. We all had to cram our PS into two pages. Think about it this way. If you had to read 5,000+ applications in roughly three months (including resumes, addenda, letters of rec., and the actual application itself) would you have time to read 5000+ five page personal statements?

Also, one of the biggest skills you focus on in law school is being a "concise" writer. In other words, you get no extra points for being verbose or wordy in law school. In fact, a student that can thoroughly and clearly explore an issue in a concise format usual does very well in legal writing.



Well, that was quite the unnecessary kneejerk reaction I wasn't expecting. Listen man, I am doing something we all have done at some point in our lives, it's called bitching. Yes, like a bitch.


I'm aware of the incredibly thankless and tiresome work admissions officers perform, slaving over thousands of essays, behind a desk with horrendous muzak on low volume playing in their offices.


And if there is one thing I know, it's brevity. And not just in my writing. Ask my ex girlfriends. Again, I'm just bitching. Again, like a bitch.


Typical Jets fan...




No sir, see, Jets fans don't bitch like a bitch. No, we cry like a bitch. We cry like a bitch from watching a team that sucks for over 40 years tickle our balls for two years and then suck again in 2011.


Haha, I'm a Phins fan. We hate each other, but we are the same.

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Re: Two Pages...

Postby Diiizzzzoooo » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:33 pm

My God. We'll see you soon. I'm pretty sure that's a guaranteed W for us, considering you guys are trying to get LUCKy in the offseason. As bad as my team looks, I wouldn't want to be in your shoes.




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