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Jolly_J88
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Personal statement help

Postby Jolly_J88 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:46 pm

I finished my personal statement a couple of weeks ago, and I just recently showed it to my mentor. I ended it with something of this nature: "I am determined to use the skills I will learn in law school to _______." He really liked my statement, but said I need to end it with a "compelling case" for why this particular school should chose me. Is this a good idea? I end my narrative (like I said) by reiterating how I will use my law degree, but didn't mention what he suggested..

What do you guys think? How would I go about doing this? Should I be as affirmative as he is suggesting?

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Re: Personal statement help

Postby john1990 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:30 pm

Jolly_J88 wrote:I finished my personal statement a couple of weeks ago, and I just recently showed it to my mentor. I ended it with something of this nature: "I am determined to use the skills I will learn in law school to _______." He really liked my statement, but said I need to end it with a "compelling case" for why this particular school should chose me. Is this a good idea? I end my narrative (like I said) by reiterating how I will use my law degree, but didn't mention what he suggested..

What do you guys think? How would I go about doing this? Should I be as affirmative as he is suggesting?


It depends on what your personal statement is about. For mine, any kind of statement like this would have clashed with the essay sine i told a story.
If your personal statement is geared towards the school since you have some special connection to it, then end it by addressing the school. I think that otherwise this kind of statement would be ambiguous.




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