Ok to post PS?

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Ok to post PS?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:43 pm

I've heard that adcoms can find you on TLS. Does that make it risky to post a PS to be critiqued?

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Re: Ok to post PS?

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:45 pm

post anonymously, it's not like they're not going to read a version of it later. They would understand that they are reading a rough draft if they find you here. Also, they have better things to do than troll the law school personal statements forum

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Re: Ok to post PS?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:14 pm

I was just curious if they'd look down on you using TLS to have others revise your staement. Even iif you post anonymously they could still find the same statement posted.

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Re: Ok to post PS?

Postby politics89 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:16 pm

You can always just delete it once its revised. I doubt they'd remember it.

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Re: Ok to post PS?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:16 pm

Not if people quote you.

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Re: Ok to post PS?

Postby mojangles » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:19 pm

i doubt putting in the effort to obtain the best possible finished product would be viewed negatively.

i also doubt (as was already noted) an adcomm has the time, energy, or desire to read through and remember all of the personal statements posted here.

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Re: Ok to post PS?

Postby Balthy » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not if people quote you.



Just tell people not to quote you.

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Re: Ok to post PS?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:26 pm

I also agree it seems unlikely that adcoms lurk too much on TLS but others have insisted that they match applicants to usernames.

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Re: Ok to post PS?

Postby anubis1911 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:32 pm

I find it hard to believe that the adcomms will care either way. They want our best work to be submitted; if we have to post it on here to get critiqued, then so be it. Now if you're talking about having someone else write portions of your essay, then that's a different story.

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Re: Ok to post PS?

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:06 pm

superdingle2000 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not if people quote you.



Just tell people not to quote you.

this. the mods are fairly good about deleting quoted things like personal statements and bid lists

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Re: Ok to post PS?

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I also agree it seems unlikely that adcoms lurk too much on TLS but others have insisted that they match applicants to usernames.


I had an admissions Dean specifically mention my choosing thread on TLS. Several deans have accounts and post here on occasion. A few have their own threads. That being said, I still don't think getting feedback from TLS on your PS is going to hurt you, even if they see it and know it is you.

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Re: Ok to post PS?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:17 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
superdingle2000 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not if people quote you.



Just tell people not to quote you.

this. the mods are fairly good about deleting quoted things like personal statements and bid lists


We can ask mods to delete quoted things?




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