Should I include this in my PS?

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theramblingfool
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Should I include this in my PS?

Postby theramblingfool » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:10 pm

I'm not an URM. I'm just caucasian. However, I did grow up poor, and leave an abusive home at the age of 14. Since then, I've taken care of myself, mostly been successful, but had spurts of homelessness, especially in my mid-teens.

I feel like my experiences have added to my adaptability and helped make me as tenacious as I am, but I'm worried that trying to narrate them might just come off as whiney.

Is this a route worth pursuing, or should I try and write a personal statement that omits that aspect of my life?

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Re: Should I include this in my PS?

Postby Pishee77 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:22 pm

I would write about the situation and focus more about what came out of that situation (your success). Seems like you have a pretty cool story worth writing about.




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