Writing about a hobby? Is it a good idea?

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Writing about a hobby? Is it a good idea?

Postby rundontwalk » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:50 pm

A PS is the only thing I have left in order to complete my application and I'm at a loss as to what to write.

I don't have much in the way of interesting life experiences so I was thinking about writing about a hobby. Specifically, how I'm really into birding.

I would use that topic to riff on qualities that would benefit me in law school (intellectual curiosity, dedication, etc.).

Do you think writing about a hobby like that is acceptable practice? If not, what should I write about?

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Re: Writing about a hobby? Is it a good idea?

Postby zeglo » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:12 pm

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Re: Writing about a hobby? Is it a good idea?

Postby 21157015576609 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:27 pm

rundontwalk wrote:I would use that topic to riff on qualities that would benefit me in law school (intellectual curiosity, dedication, etc.).


Cool hobby. One possible setup:

1. Most people don't know anything about birds.

2. At first, you didn't either.

3. But then you woke up super early to learn about birds.

4. Now you are bird man. Where people hear noise, you see variety and interactions and moving parts.

5. This is like the law. To most people it's just noise.

6. But with diligence and careful study, a new world opens up.

7. Like birds, the law is everywhere, but it's hard to see without training.

8. Some sort of conclusion.

9. This numbering scheme makes zero sense.

The trick is probably to talk mostly about birding, and then only switch to the law in the last paragraph or two, because birding is interesting and the law isn't. Also, don't talk about why you would be good at law school. Talk about why you want to go to law school.



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