Graduating late from high school as PS Topic?

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Graduating late from high school as PS Topic?

Postby extremesplitter » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:42 am

I did not graduate high school on time because of my immaturity and negligence at the end of high school. The events that followed have matured immensely me as a person. Would this be an appropriate topic for a personal statement?

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Re: Graduating late from high school as PS Topic?

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:46 am

There's no such thing as a bad PS topic, only a badly-written one.

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Re: Graduating late from high school as PS Topic?

Postby shoeshine » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:47 am

This sounds like a bad idea....but you should do it anyway and post it here.

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Re: Graduating late from high school as PS Topic?

Postby extremesplitter » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:48 am

shoeshine wrote:This sounds like a bad idea....but you should do it anyway and post it here.


Why do you think that?

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Re: Graduating late from high school as PS Topic?

Postby thederangedwang » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:14 am

rinkrat19 wrote:There's no such thing as a bad PS topic, only a badly-written one.

yes there is.

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Re: Graduating late from high school as PS Topic?

Postby thederangedwang » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:15 am

extremesplitter wrote:
shoeshine wrote:This sounds like a bad idea....but you should do it anyway and post it here.


Why do you think that?

usually talking about something negative is a bad idea (drug use etc) even if you talk about how you overcame it...but it all depends on how you write/approach it...that's why you should write it and we will then proceed to tell you if it sucks

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Re: Graduating late from high school as PS Topic?

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:29 am

thederangedwang wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:There's no such thing as a bad PS topic, only a badly-written one.

yes there is.
I would argue that a good enough writer can make literally any topic compelling. Some topics take a hell of a lot more skill and you'd better be the love child of Virginia Woolf and Benjamin Disraeli to attempt it, but it's probably possible.

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Re: Graduating late from high school as PS Topic?

Postby kublaikahn » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:15 pm

Your username implies that you really did not mature quite enough to focus on maturity as your saving grace. I would find a different topic.

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Re: Graduating late from high school as PS Topic?

Postby extremesplitter » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:36 am

kublaikahn wrote:Your username implies that you really did not mature quite enough to focus on maturity as your saving grace. I would find a different topic.


2.0 first year in college very close to a 4.0 since...I think I can swing it.




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