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vba239
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Help!

Postby vba239 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:59 am

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chango
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Re: Help!

Postby chango » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:11 am

Sounds totally acceptable to me, but like any subject, presentation is key. Be careful to avoid sentimentality or a pity party, for example.

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Re: Help!

Postby am060459 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:13 am

the topic seems fine. to really answer your question about it being to much it really depends on how you present it (like the above poster stated).

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Re: Help!

Postby jonas586 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:14 am

Unless the focus of your PS is poking fun at your sibling's mental handicap, I don't see why this topic would be too much, or inappropriate.

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Re: Help!

Postby vba239 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:15 am

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Re: Help!

Postby am060459 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:17 am

vba239 wrote:i wanted to talk about overcoming the death and dealing with living a mentally ill sibling on a daily basis and overcoming that too. also showing compassion


nice attempt but we wont know much until you've written it all out. a sentence or two really doesnt capture the feeling.

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Re: Help!

Postby vba239 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:19 am

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Re: Help!

Postby am060459 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:20 am

vba239 wrote:i wasnt going to get into the whole PS tonight. I just wanted to see if it was okay to write about.


obviously but as for now you do have confirmation, at least a little comfort, that the topic is okay as long as you play it right.

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Re: Help!

Postby vba239 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:22 am

i think that writing the PS is actually going to be harder than taking the LSAT

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Re: Help!

Postby am060459 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:23 am

vba239 wrote:i think that writing the PS is actually going to be harder than taking the LSAT


agree.

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Re: Help!

Postby vba239 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:24 am

im just very anxious about it. i dont have anyone who can proof it either.

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Re: Help!

Postby am060459 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:26 am

are you applying this cylce? i would assume but just want make sure.

i see in your other post that you stats are 3.1/165.

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Re: Help!

Postby vba239 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:27 am

yes, thats me.

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Re: Help!

Postby am060459 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:27 am

rc fail.

i know but are you applying this cycle?

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Re: Help!

Postby chango » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:28 am

vba239 wrote:i think that writing the PS is actually going to be harder than taking the LSAT



I would rather write 10 separate and distinct personal statements than take the LSAT again. In fact, I'd rather jam sharpened bamboo under my fingernails than take the LSAT again.

I might even watch a Sandra Bullock film rather than take the LSAT again.

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Re: Help!

Postby am060459 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:30 am

chango wrote:
vba239 wrote:i think that writing the PS is actually going to be harder than taking the LSAT



I would rather write 10 separate and distinct personal statements than take the LSAT again. In fact, I'd rather jam sharpened bamboo under my fingernails than take the LSAT again.

I might even watch a Sandra Bullock film rather than take the LSAT again.


come on, Bullock isnt that bad.

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Re: Help!

Postby vba239 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:32 am

i havent written anything substantial in years. i am almost 10 years out of undergrad

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Re: Help!

Postby chango » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:35 am

vba239 wrote:i havent written anything substantial in years. i am almost 10 years out of undergrad


I suggest you warm those cold feet fast. I've heard dark whispers that you may have to write on occasion once you get into law school.

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Re: Help!

Postby vba239 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:36 am

im just worried about my PS messing up my chances of getting in

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Re: Help!

Postby am060459 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:37 am

chango wrote:
vba239 wrote:i havent written anything substantial in years. i am almost 10 years out of undergrad


I suggest you warm those cold feet fast. I've heard dark whispers that you may have to write on occasion once you get into law school.


lol, love the subtly .

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Re: Help!

Postby vba239 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:39 am

i hope numbers are more important than PS's




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