PS Suggestion....

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lambert8
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PS Suggestion....

Postby lambert8 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:09 am

I wrote my PS on a significant volunteering experience and while it definitely shows good character traits throughout without explicitly saying them, I'd also like to add a conclusion that discusses why the experience has made me a good law school candidate and what character traits I have developed from it. I don't want to sound too cocky or douchey but I also want to make sure the admissions panel knows I have gained valuable attributes. Does anyone have any suggestions how to word something like that in a final paragraph?

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Re: PS Suggestion....

Postby CorkBoard » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:35 am

Why don't you write something out yourself instead of having TLSers write it for you?

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Re: PS Suggestion....

Postby lambert8 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:55 pm

Was just looking for a few idea starters never asked anyone to write it for me. Thanks for the help though buddy enjoy the rest of your day.

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Re: PS Suggestion....

Postby CorkBoard » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:03 pm

lambert8 wrote:Was just looking for a few idea starters never asked anyone to write it for me. Thanks for the help though buddy enjoy the rest of your day.

This forum is FULL of examples. Stop being lazy and do some research.

HTH

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Re: PS Suggestion....

Postby icecold3000 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:49 pm

lambert8 wrote: I'd also like to add a conclusion that discusses why the experience has made me a good law school candidate and what character traits I have developed from it.

Instead of explicitly stating your character traits at the conclusion, maybe it would be best to subtly imply this throughout your personal statement. There are two good reasons for this. First, the admissions staff would probably appreciate coming to their own conclusions about your character; and second, it will almost definitely sound insincere if you tack on a "I have good character traits for law school" paragraph at the end. If you really feel the need to explicitly write about why you would be a good law student, without sounding douchey, then weave it into a "Why X Statement."




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