PS Rough Draft #1: Opinions, Feedback, Corrections please

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PS Rough Draft #1: Opinions, Feedback, Corrections please

Postby JC7168 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:42 am

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Re: PS Rough Draft #1: Opinions, Feedback, Corrections please

Postby swoosh » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:43 am

There's some grammar issues and typos - most glaringly:
1. Bad sentence: This compulsion of mine came from the fact that he was so convinced and so sure that he had the right answer that he had clouded his ability to see both sides of the issue.
2. An ethical and intellectual equilibrium had been reach. -- should be "reached"

But the real issue is the lack of personality - this is a great "why law?" essay, but doesn't tell the reader much about you or your passions, interests, and background. If you've got a diversity statement or something else that paints that picture you might be okay, but I think this lacks as a personal statement.

Maybe you could keep the ending but come up with a more interesting/personal anecdote to start off with? Your opening paragraph really caught my attention, but it felt anti-climactic afterward - I don't even know your stance on gay marriage, did you change your major/religion/life goals/etc? I felt left with an unanswered feeling at the end if that makes sense.

Hope this helps, good luck!




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