Personal Statement Topic Help

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Personal Statement Topic Help

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:23 pm

I was thinking about writing my personal statement about how I have grown up in Las Vegas aka Sin City. I hope that this would set me a little bit apart because Las Vegas is such a different place. I kind of have to ideas to go off of from here but I am not sure which one if either would work. One is about the things you see growing up in Vegas (elementary school best friends mom is a stripper, a shut down meth house across from grandparents home, people assuming you live in a hotel etc) and how things like this change the way you see the world (it gave me a lot of insight about others and making good life choices). The second is how growing up here so many people bypass college for casino jobs or high end retail since there are so many and they will always be needed in this city. Seeing people do this just made me want to go out and get an education so I wouldnt be stuck doing something like that my whole life. I am worried the second makes it sound like I'm too good for those jobs and that wouldnt be my intention at all. Any input about anything would be very much appreciated!!

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Re: Personal Statement Topic Help

Postby chinadoll » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:34 pm

That sounds more like a diversity statement

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Re: Personal Statement Topic Help

Postby blsingindisguise » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:24 pm

The question is whether you can pull the essay in the right direction so that it winds up showing personal qualities that make you a good candidate and/or personal motivations for attending law school.




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