What else is included in the Personal Statement?

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DeterminedToOvercome
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What else is included in the Personal Statement?

Postby DeterminedToOvercome » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:51 pm

I haven't seen anything stating if I need to include my name and LSAC account # in the header for my personal statement?

Anyone know if this is needed or if it is redundant as it is part of the application file?

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bluepenguin
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Re: What else is included in the Personal Statement?

Postby bluepenguin » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:08 pm

1. Check application instructions
2. Email school in question
3. When in doubt, put them on there. Won't hurt

B90
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Re: What else is included in the Personal Statement?

Postby B90 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:39 pm

I put my LSAC # only, not my name. For schools where I wrote optional essays, I wrote "personal statement" or "optional essay". If I was only submiting a PS, I just wrote my LSAC # and no other info. There is no reason to waste valuable space with any unnecesssary info.

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Re: What else is included in the Personal Statement?

Postby Gradvocates Editing » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:44 pm

bluepenguin wrote:1. Check application instructions
2. Email school in question
3. When in doubt, put them on there. Won't hurt


As bluepenguin noted, always check the Instructions section of the application and review the Prompt that is given on the page where you attach the file. Labeling the document "personal statement" is a good idea if you are submitting multiple attachments, such as a diversity statement or addenda. You should also include page numbers.

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bluepenguin
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Re: What else is included in the Personal Statement?

Postby bluepenguin » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:08 pm

B90 wrote:I put my LSAC # only, not my name. For schools where I wrote optional essays, I wrote "personal statement" or "optional essay". If I was only submiting a PS, I just wrote my LSAC # and no other info. There is no reason to waste valuable space with any unnecesssary info.


You can put it in the header

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Re: What else is included in the Personal Statement?

Postby B90 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:41 pm

Sorry, that is what I meant. I put that info. in the header.




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