Why am I annoyed by this?

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Why am I annoyed by this?

Postby TRH189 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:22 pm

While contemplating which route to take with writing my personal statement, I cannot help but pick up on some reoccurring themes. Now, while there is nothing wrong with telling a compelling story about yourself, it seems that most of the personal statements I have read all echo a similar storyline. Some discuss the challenges and adversity they have faced or overcome, while others tell the same type of “sob story” heard countless times. Look, we all have a story to tell, but I can’t help but feel annoyed by reading the same story over and over. Deciding how to tell your story is no small task, which is why I am struggling with conveying mine. But since law school admissions personnel read thousands of personal statements a year, I can’t help but wonder if they get sick of the sob stories too. Perhaps, this is why I am having a difficult time deciding how to go about writing my statement. Can anyone relate to this feeling, or am I just over complicating this?

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