Personal Statement Topic and Feedback

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AdviceSeeker123
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Personal Statement Topic and Feedback

Postby AdviceSeeker123 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:13 pm

I'm a 3.94/169 applying to T14. Given my borderline LSAT, I'm hoping a strong PS will give me a little nudge upwards.

First off, other than Penn which sets a 2 page limit, is there a serious issue with writing 3 pages? At this point, my draft will be tough to trim to much less than 2.5.

Regarding topic I would love to get some feed back. I'm thinking of explaining how back in the fall of '08 I was a very serious D1 college runner until I suffered a mysterious and still-not-fully-diagnosed/understood hip/neuromuscular injury that really sent for a loop. My times in HS were solid (9:30 2mile) and in college I had really just started to click, running 95+ miles a week as a sophomore and in probably 14:45ish 5k shape. But after the sudden onset of this injury I had to - not to be overly dramatic - find meaning in my life, as I had attached much of my identity to running. Going from doctor to doctor and losing all that I had worked to build was a very low point, but I transferred to an Ivy League school and really managed to put the pieces back together so to speak by broadening my social and academic horizens beyond what fit best into my training schedule.

That's the gist anyway. Please ask any questions that might elicit some important things to add. Thanks!

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Re: Personal Statement Topic and Feedback

Postby AdviceSeeker123 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:22 pm

Font! A good point, though I'm generally of the opinion that trimming will make the writing better, and so ought to be the first resort. I will send a draft along once I make a number of edits tonight. Thank you!




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