PS Document Format?

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letmelearnlaws
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PS Document Format?

Postby letmelearnlaws » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:39 pm

This question may seem dumb, but I can't find the answer anywhere. Is there a specific way to format the PS document? Like, should my name be a header? Should it be on its own line? Should I include my LSAC number on the top? top of every page? Should I include page numbers? Anything else like that?

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personpitch
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Re: PS Document Format?

Postby personpitch » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:45 pm

I don't think there's a standard format you have to follow for most schools, but including name, title (like "Personal Statement", not something flowery), and LSAC # equally spaced apart in a header is a common and sensible approach. This method doesn't take up space on the page (thereby adding unnecessary length to the document) while ensuring identification info appears on every page.
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cavalier1138
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Re: PS Document Format?

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:45 pm

It doesn't really matter, since you're uploading the thing to each app anyway, so it's packaged with the rest of your application.

kiklavan
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Re: PS Document Format?

Postby kiklavan » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:26 pm

Do you know if it’s supposed to be PDF or word format?

Piggy11
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Re: PS Document Format?

Postby Piggy11 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:36 pm

I would do a pdf, just because I've had issues with documents looking weird between different versions of Word.
And the advice to put "Name - LSAC nr" on one line and "Personal Statement" (or "Diversity statement") on the other is spot on.




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