Better to write XXX law school, or "your law school"

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taf889
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Better to write XXX law school, or "your law school"

Postby taf889 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:28 pm

If i'm not saying anythign unique to the school, which would you go with?

endless_sekai
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Re: Better to write XXX law school, or "your law school"

Postby endless_sekai » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:52 pm

I'd go with XXX law school and just change it for each one. Or if you mention multiple times in the statement, you can have the first one specifically named the school, then everyone after that can be "your" law school. Although this makes it harder to send personal statements out, I'd just create a folder with subfolders and specifically save in the sub folder and title each personal statement accordingly to the school.

law2015
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Re: Better to write XXX law school, or "your law school"

Postby law2015 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:55 pm

Do you think it makes a difference?

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spicyyoda17
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Re: Better to write XXX law school, or "your law school"

Postby spicyyoda17 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:17 pm

If it's not tailored, don't do either - it will come off as fake and insincere. If it's tailored, then obviously you put the school name.

taf889
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Re: Better to write XXX law school, or "your law school"

Postby taf889 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:59 pm

law2015 wrote:Do you think it makes a difference?


I do, because "you" is a dangerous word to use in formal writing, and because I have specificlaly heard XXX is a turnoff when it is not tailored.

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Re: Better to write XXX law school, or "your law school"

Postby honeybadger12 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:48 pm

taf889 wrote:
law2015 wrote:Do you think it makes a difference?


I have specificlaly heard XXX is a turnoff when it is not tailored.

What's the source for this?




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