Good PS for reach schools?

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TheThriller
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Good PS for reach schools?

Postby TheThriller » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:04 pm

I want to write about my job/income and how it has affected and shaped me as a person. I think it's very unique and could make me stand out but not sure if it's attention getting enough for my reach schools.

The topic is: Biking and Poker. I race (cycling) on the weekends and what ever money I make put in a few 8 hour poker (holdem) sessions a week to grind out enough for rent/bills/food. Is this too cliche? I was thinking about more specifically touching on how I really NEED to win my races every weekend in order to live and then taking that money and risking it all in order to get through undergrad.

Let me know what you guys think, this was just an idea.

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Re: Good PS for reach schools?

Postby sunynp » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:12 pm

I don't think there are many bike racers who played poker to get through undergrad. The best idea is to write a draft for people to review. If you can't make the topic work you have plenty of time to write another one (or more than one. Sometimes it takes a while to get the right topic.)

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Re: Good PS for reach schools?

Postby cutecarmel » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:37 pm

I think you're joking.

If you are, lol.

If you aren't, keep thinking.

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Re: Good PS for reach schools?

Postby TheThriller » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:12 pm

cutecarmel wrote:I think you're joking.

If you are, lol.

If you aren't, keep thinking.


any ideas?

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Re: Good PS for reach schools?

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:14 pm

MillerTheThriller wrote:
cutecarmel wrote:I think you're joking.

If you are, lol.

If you aren't, keep thinking.


any ideas?

Probably just a different one. Some old people are offended by gambling.

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Re: Good PS for reach schools?

Postby TheThriller » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:17 pm

Tom Joad wrote:
MillerTheThriller wrote:
cutecarmel wrote:I think you're joking.

If you are, lol.

If you aren't, keep thinking.


any ideas?

Probably just a different one. Some old people are offended by gambling.


does this mean that bike racing is nixed as well? I think I could make a good PS just from bike racing?

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Re: Good PS for reach schools?

Postby Br3v » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:21 pm

Dude, don't write your PS about gambling. And yes, it's gambling.

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Re: Good PS for reach schools?

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:23 pm

I think a person could make a good PS about nearly anything that isn't offensive to a group of society.

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Re: Good PS for reach schools?

Postby Nova » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:24 pm

Br3v wrote:Dude, don't write your PS about gambling. And yes, it's gambling.


I agree, although, ironically, law school life is a huge gamble.
Last edited by Nova on Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Good PS for reach schools?

Postby Br3v » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:25 pm

I jut don't think "I gamble to earn my rent money" sounds very mature/studious/focused

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Re: Good PS for reach schools?

Postby TheThriller » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:26 pm

Dropping the Poker, going to write out just a biking related one as well as a few other ones to bounce around some ideas. Br3v or Joad, Nova, you guys interested in reading them once I'm done? Yall can say no.

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Re: Good PS for reach schools?

Postby Nova » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:28 pm

Br3v wrote:I jut don't think "I gamble to earn my rent money" sounds very mature/studious/focused


hah :lol:

MillerTheThriller wrote:Dropping the Poker, going to write out just a biking related one as well as a few other ones to bounce around some ideas. Br3v or Joad, Nova, you guys interested in reading them once I'm done? Yall can say no.


Good plan. Sure.

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Re: Good PS for reach schools?

Postby Br3v » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:28 pm

MillerTheThriller wrote:Dropping the Poker, going to write out just a biking related one as well as a few other ones to bounce around some ideas. Br3v or Joad, Nova, you guys interested in reading them once I'm done? Yall can say no.


If you return the favor in a few months, yes.

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Re: Good PS for reach schools?

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:29 pm

Just PM it sometime if you like. I will get around to it sometime.

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Re: Good PS for reach schools?

Postby cutecarmel » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:18 am

MillerTheThriller wrote:
cutecarmel wrote:I think you're joking.

If you are, lol.

If you aren't, keep thinking.


any ideas?


The bike thing is fine. It shows you are hard-working (I think). Ideally your PS shouldn't be about how you are impulsive enough to to "risk it all" on a game of poker. Its actually pretty irresponsible.

Write about and event that shows and example of leadership ability, maturity, responsibility, openness to new ideas, overcoming difficult situations, ability to handle stress, etc.




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