horrible? rough draft and need help

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horrible? rough draft and need help

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:32 pm

i have work experience with disney and was a character. should i write about this in my PS? it's interesting/eye-catching i think, but doesn't tie in at all with law school. thoughts?

otherwise i was thinking about writing about my double major, spanish, and all of the volunteering i've done with that and how it led to my time in the peace corps (but then i had to leave due to safety/security before finishing my service...so...not great either) and my desire to go to law school to help/work in immigration law/policy.


thoughts? i know TLS conventional wisdom is to have something interesting and out-of-the-ordinary for the PS to have adcomms notice.

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Re: horrible? rough draft and need help

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:16 am

bump because my title doesn't apply now

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Re: horrible? rough draft and need help

Postby defdef » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:58 am

did you leave the peace corps position at the request of the peace corps or did you choose to leave? if the former, i'd definitely write about that.

disney character topic would be doable but you need to think about what it says about you as a person, why it would make you a good law school student, and why it makes you want to go to law school. i think it needs at least two of those elements.

good luck.

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Re: horrible? rough draft and need help

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:41 pm

defdef wrote:did you leave the peace corps position at the request of the peace corps or did you choose to leave? if the former, i'd definitely write about that.

disney character topic would be doable but you need to think about what it says about you as a person, why it would make you a good law school student, and why it makes you want to go to law school. i think it needs at least two of those elements.

good luck.



chose to leave, though i asked to be relocated to a safer area and they denied my request. after being held up at knifepoint i was more than a little shaken.

i don't think it relates at all, unfortunately, which is why i think i should perhaps just leave it as a blurb on my resume since it's an interesting gig and nothing more. doesn't do anything, really :-\

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Re: horrible? rough draft and need help

Postby mmbt123 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:36 am

sure, it's different and if you can highlight good qualities about yourself by using this example then i think it'll be a good ps. but make sure the experience does say something about you and don't just use it for the unique factor.

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Re: horrible? rough draft and need help

Postby CorkBoard » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
defdef wrote:did you leave the peace corps position at the request of the peace corps or did you choose to leave? if the former, i'd definitely write about that.

disney character topic would be doable but you need to think about what it says about you as a person, why it would make you a good law school student, and why it makes you want to go to law school. i think it needs at least two of those elements.

good luck.



chose to leave, though i asked to be relocated to a safer area and they denied my request. after being held up at knifepoint i was more than a little shaken.

i don't think it relates at all, unfortunately, which is why i think i should perhaps just leave it as a blurb on my resume since it's an interesting gig and nothing more. doesn't do anything, really :-\

What did you do there? Did you learn anything particularly interesting? What else are you interested in? I think it could be doable if you learned something relevant there or had an interesting experience. I have seen a lot of people write about experiences that wouldn't be considered "relevant", but the way they wrote them made them relevant to their application to law school. I'd give it a shot and see if it works; if not, you can always start over.




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