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yankees2ss
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Personal Statement Advice

Postby yankees2ss » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:55 pm

Hey guys, first time posting here, but I've seen many people give really good advice. Anyway, long story short I wanted to write my personal statement on my parents divorce at a young age and how it helped me become self-sufficient. Clearly this was an emotional time in my life, but I'd obviously censor my PS so it's not too emotional. I was wondering what you guys think, would this topic be TOO emotional? Any advice is appreciated...

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paratactical
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Re: Personal Statement Advice

Postby paratactical » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:08 pm

Considering that I've read personal statements about being sold into human trafficking or someone's reaction to being raped, I'm gonna go ahead and say no.

yankees2ss
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Re: Personal Statement Advice

Postby yankees2ss » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:12 pm

Awesome! That's definitely a lot more emotional than my subject. Thanks for the quick response, I really appreciate it!

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Re: Personal Statement Advice

Postby jac101689 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:12 pm

I think whether it's "too emotional" would depend on the content of the essay. I would focus on the positive emotions you associate with the divorce and even more so on how it contributes to your fitness for law school. Sounds like you've turned s*it into silver, which is a great life skill! Good luck, my friend!




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