Changes to personal statement.

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qvorum
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Changes to personal statement.

Postby qvorum » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:16 am

Hey guys, I applied in January, but things did not work out the way I wanted them to. I am just about to apply again now, but I was wondering if I should change my personal statement in any way. I am applying 8 months later, so there really aren't any major changes in my motivations/aspirations/credentials. What do you think? Should I submit the exact same statement?

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thelawschoolproject
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Re: Changes to personal statement.

Postby thelawschoolproject » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:35 am

Do you know why things didn't go the way you wanted them to? Were you reaching for schools that your numbers couldn't support, or was it some other aspect of your application? I feel like if you're applying to the same schools it may be advantageous to craft a new PS. I know that when I re-applied during a later cycle several T14 schools told me that they would open my former file and use that as part of making a decision on my current application. It's for that reason that I did new LoRs and statements.

qvorum
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Re: Changes to personal statement.

Postby qvorum » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:13 pm

It must have been the numbers that didn't work in my favor the last time. I didn't get in any T14 school with 3.75 and 167. Also, I applied in January, so I was hoping that applying early in the cycle (mid-September) is going to help a lot this year. Might simply be deluding myself there...
In any case, I have been told repeatedly the personal statement doesn't have the weight most schools pretend it has, so considering what I have is fairly good, my first impression was to go with it again. However, I would be happy to hear what you think! :)




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