ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

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How am I doing? (feel free to change your vote as I post drafts)

Dude, you're bad at this and need to write less bad.
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Not too shabby.
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Total votes: 9

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ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby North » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:44 pm

So, I was surprised by a 168 a couple days ago. I thought I had completely bombed October and was too sad to write a targeted personal statement during the weeks before scores came out. Well, a 168 is somewhat competitive at Cornell. So, on the advice of TLSers, I'll be cranking out a Disciplinary Action and Personal Statement before midnight tonight and applying EA to Cornell. I'm a splitter and desperately need the miniscule bump it'll provide me.

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I'm working on the PS now and my GF is condensing my resume down to one page.


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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby TheThriller » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:05 pm

Looks good North!

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby North » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:10 pm

TheThriller wrote:Looks good North!

Awesome! Thanks Thriller, I hope you'll keep checking in!

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby Lincoln » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:16 pm

Cornell Law School, not Cornell University Law School. Cornell has served me well; hope you get in. Good Luck.

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby North » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:18 pm

Lincoln wrote:Cornell Law School, not Cornell University Law School. Cornell has served me well; hope you get in. Good Luck.

Done! Thanks brother, hope to see you up there!

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby Lincoln » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:24 pm

North wrote:
Lincoln wrote:Cornell Law School, not Cornell University Law School. Cornell has served me well; hope you get in. Good Luck.

Done! Thanks brother, hope to see you up there!


I'll be gone when you get here.

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby NightmanCometh » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:06 pm

I am actually in the exact same boat- tryin' to race against the clock to finish this PS!
With the product I have now though and the pace that I'm going at, I'm not likely to finish, but I'm gonna give it my best shot...

Good luck!!

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby Kurst » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:41 pm

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby Br3v » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:43 pm

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forget that last picture. North look at this beautiful winter sky. Don't you want to be there? THEN WHY ARE YOU READING THIS AND NOT WRITING? lol

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby hume85 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:56 pm

Best of luck fellow Octoberwaiter. I hear Ithaca is gorges.

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight [NOW WITH PS!!!!]

Postby North » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:37 pm

Alright, here's my first draft. Go to town! Even if you just skim it, give me your impressions, complaints, anything! I've got one hour!
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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby fruitoftheloom » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:46 pm

o hai
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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight [NOW WITH PS!!!!]

Postby Br3v » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:47 pm

North, I PM'ed you my suggested corrections.
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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby North » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:48 pm

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby fruitoftheloom » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:53 pm

North - just FYI - OP doesn't show the make/made error fixed (I only tell you b/c there's no reason to submit a PS w/ a grammatical error)

Goodluck!

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby North » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:56 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:North - just FYI - OP doesn't show the make/made error fixed (I only tell you b/c there's no reason to submit a PS w/ a grammatical error)

Goodluck!

Derp. I said OP, then fixed it in my Word Document. Fixing it now, haha. Thanks again, fruitoftheloom.

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby skri65 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:57 pm

I won't comment on how the adcomm will view this only because I dont want to give bad advice (I don't what they look for in a PS and don't trust my own). But what I will say, is this is very very impressive writing, especially considering how little time you've put into it. I'm rooting for ya, North.

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby fruitoftheloom » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:59 pm

you can do it!
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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby warandpeace » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:07 am

good luck, friend. everyone should get the school they want, allowing they put the time and effort in to achieve it.

rooting for you!

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby North » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:05 am

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby Nova » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:08 am

Fuuuuuuuuck >.<

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby Br3v » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:08 am

good luck!
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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby North » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:10 am

I didn't expect to have to pay before it could be submitted....

What should I do? Send an e-mail and ask if they'll take pity and consider it EA?

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby Nova » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:11 am

North wrote:I didn't expect to have to pay before it could be submitted....

What should I do? Send an e-mail and ask if they'll take pity and consider it EA?


Worth a shot

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Re: ITT: North EA's to Cornell before midnight

Postby Br3v » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:12 am

you should seek advice as to how to best approach the admissions people to see if this counts as on time or not. You dont want to draw attention to the fact that it was last minute, so maybe there is a way to see somewhere if it says you are an EA applicant or not?




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