Poem as Diversity Statement

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Poem as Diversity Statement

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:12 pm

Hi TLSers-

So, if done properly (and by that I mean well-written, concise, and mostly expository), do you think an original poem could work as a diversity statement? For example, if your family's socioeconomic background was/is working class, do you think an adcom would enjoy reading an original poem that clearly illustrates your situation without actually saying what the situation was, like most DS would?

I guess I am really just wondering if this is too much of a risk to take, or if an adcom might find it a welcomed change from the typical DS.

Thanks guys. 8)

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Re: Poem as Diversity Statement

Postby Shasha Dew Dew » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:54 pm

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Re: Poem as Diversity Statement

Postby stillwater » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:56 pm

don't get CUTE.

tl;dr: NO

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Re: Poem as Diversity Statement

Postby bombaysippin » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:55 pm

stillwater wrote:don't get CUTE.

tl;dr: NO

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Re: Poem as Diversity Statement

Postby daryldixon » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:57 pm

this is a terrible idea

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Re: Poem as Diversity Statement

Postby Arcticlynx » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:40 pm

Part of what you want to express in your application is a clear, logical, concise argument in high quality writing regardless of content. I have never heard of a poem that is clear, logical, and concise. Maybe Pablo Neruda, but that is beyond the point. I would stick to prose.

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Re: Poem as Diversity Statement

Postby nothingtosee » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:51 pm

Arcticlynx wrote:Part of what you want to express in your application is a clear, logical, concise argument in high quality writing regardless of content. I have never heard of a poem that is clear, logical, and concise. Maybe Pablo Neruda, but that is beyond the point. I would stick to prose.


do you even William Carlos Williams?



But yeah, potential for failure, not really potential for greater success than conventional statement

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Re: Poem as Diversity Statement

Postby Arcticlynx » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:55 pm

As Science Major with a couple of Latin American literature credits, just to fill out a Spanish requirement I hear-by retract my statement about poetry. :oops: But I am googleing William Carlos Williams to become more informed. :D

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Re: Poem as Diversity Statement

Postby jttoplawschools93 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:08 pm

maybe if the school is a super reach but prolly not

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Re: Poem as Diversity Statement

Postby Typhoon24 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:21 pm

would be kinda funny but still is a terrible idea.




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