is it appropriate to use a footnote in a PS?

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WutSheOrder
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is it appropriate to use a footnote in a PS?

Postby WutSheOrder » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:57 pm

It wouldn't be a citation, just a little background info that would be a bit long to be put into parenthesis. Thoughts?

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Re: is it appropriate to use a footnote in a PS?

Postby sparkytrainer » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:59 pm

If you need to footnote something, you probably should take it out.

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Re: is it appropriate to use a footnote in a PS?

Postby Pneumonia » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:17 pm

no.

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Re: is it appropriate to use a footnote in a PS?

Postby Jjbb938483 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:19 pm

I've never seen one before. If you need a footnote to make something seem relevant or to provide context, just work that information into the body of the PS if you can. Otherwise, leave it out.

Also, I'm not sure what the information is but remember that your PS is not standing alone. Sometimes the context you try to provide is somewhere else, such as in a CV, addendum, DS, etc.

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Re: is it appropriate to use a footnote in a PS?

Postby BulletTooth » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:49 pm

I helped a friend write a PS, and I ended up editing it such that it had a footnote in it. The PS talked about his experience as an educator and a youtube channel that he created, which had a number of subscribers. We ended up putting the url in a footnote. I wouldn't recommend putting any sort of substantive text in a footnote, however. Probably doesn't belong in the PS if you think it should go in a footnote.

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Re: is it appropriate to use a footnote in a PS?

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:28 am

BulletTooth wrote:I helped a friend write a PS, and I ended up editing it such that it had a footnote in it. The PS talked about his experience as an educator and a youtube channel that he created, which had a number of subscribers. We ended up putting the url in a footnote. I wouldn't recommend putting any sort of substantive text in a footnote, however. Probably doesn't belong in the PS if you think it should go in a footnote.

This seeems acceptable. But even so, I think the better course would be to include a bitly link on your resume.




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