UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby vegenator » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:50 pm

cigrainger wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Is anyone write the 5-year plan in the form of Why Penn? I don't really want to specifically talk about my 5 year plan, do you think it is required for me to mention this plan? I was just going to talk about how much I love the school and what it has to offer me, but all this talk of the 5 year plan makes me think I must refer to it.


I'm probably going to do it like that. I have a general idea of what I want to do, but I'm going to discuss how certain aspects of Penn's programs allow me to narrow it down and prepare me to succeed whichever way things go. I think.


Ditto. I'm going to model the 5-year plan after my other Why X essays. Explain which programs, clinics, student groups, journals etc I'm interested in and then explain how those and the interdisciplinary coursework at UPenn will give me the skills of a great attorney, put me in contact with members of the legal community, and get my interests/specific career ambitions flowing. This fits nicely into my plan of becoming an attorney in the broad public interest field and will give me the opportunity to confirm my more specific interests in the fields of X and Y.

As for the other essays, I've got an ok one page Diversity Statement I'll use, but I'm not going to force the literature/art essay. Even though I was a German Lit. major and could probably write about some of Kafka's works, I think it will sound extremely contrived, given that I explain in my Personal Statement my legitimate reasons for chosing to go to law school. No offense Herr Kafka, but it wasn't your In The Penal Colony that made me choose law over literature :D

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby re-applicant » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:01 am

just submitted!

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby cigrainger » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:28 am

Just submitted too! YES!

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby silly101 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:54 am

re-applicant wrote:just submitted!


cigrainger wrote:Just submitted too! YES!


ahh nice

still working on my supplements (anyone want to read :) )

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby Mike12188 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:59 pm

cigrainger wrote:Just submitted too! YES!


+1

Sending in my ED contract tom. this wait is going to kill me

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby Mike12188 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:36 pm

For those who have submitted, anyone receive an email or anything?

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby cigrainger » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:47 pm

Mike12188 wrote:For those who have submitted, anyone receive an email or anything?


Nope, not yet. I figure since they don't officially start accepting apps until the 1st, we don't hear anything until then.

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby r6_philly » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:26 pm

So how many optional essays did you guys write? Anyone wrote all of them?

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby 4102011 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:58 pm

I'm doing two, I have no diversity to speak of so that one's out...
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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby r6_philly » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:07 pm

dulcatis wrote:I'm doing two, the 5 year plan one that is basically a why penn, and then the lit/art one~

I have no diversity to speak of so that one's out...


Cool, I would write lit/art but I don't want to crowd my file too much.

The Harvard lady stressed "any kind of diversity" a couple of times, I think you should be able to find something to write about :) Don't think "diversity", think what makes me stand out. She said almost everyone submits one... You do want them to pick you over other right? :wink:

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby achilles » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:19 pm

Is anyone submitting the 5-year plan AND a Why Penn essay? I was going to focus on Penn's academics and my future career in the 5-year plan essay, and focus on all other reasons (pro-bono, clinical programs, etc) in the Why Penn essay.

Overkill?

I really can't think of any diversity I have to write about, and I doubt I could tie sci-fi books or ancient Greek pottery into a "why law" essay

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby Mike12188 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:00 am

achilles wrote:Is anyone submitting the 5-year plan AND a Why Penn essay? I was going to focus on Penn's academics and my future career in the 5-year plan essay, and focus on all other reasons (pro-bono, clinical programs, etc) in the Why Penn essay.

Overkill?

I really can't think of any diversity I have to write about, and I doubt I could tie sci-fi books or ancient Greek pottery into a "why law" essay


Just write on how the pro-bon, clinical programs, etc are going to play into your future career. I tied it all into 1.

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby kk19131 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:57 pm

I just applied ED.


:)

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby sgtgrumbles » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:04 pm

vegenator wrote:As for the other essays, I've got an ok one page Diversity Statement I'll use, but I'm not going to force the literature/art essay. Even though I was a German Lit. major and could probably write about some of Kafka's works, I think it will sound extremely contrived, given that I explain in my Personal Statement my legitimate reasons for chosing to go to law school. No offense Herr Kafka, but it wasn't your In The Penal Colony that made me choose law over literature :D


You mean you don't want to write about how the Officer's theories on punishment inspired you to take up law?

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby r6_philly » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:08 pm

kk19131 wrote:I just applied ED.


:)


Good luck!

No more NU?

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby kk19131 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:33 pm

r6_philly wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I just applied ED.


:)


Good luck!

No more NU?



Undergrad there was enough.

Plus, I don't have the work experience to go to NU Law. :lol:

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby Mike12188 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:54 pm

kk19131 wrote:I just applied ED.


:)


I also applied ED, wanna make a thread? Maybe we can get people to share numbers

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby Kafka » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:54 pm

vegenator wrote:
As for the other essays, I've got an ok one page Diversity Statement I'll use, but I'm not going to force the literature/art essay. Even though I was a German Lit. major and could probably write about some of Kafka's works, I think it will sound extremely contrived, given that I explain in my Personal Statement my legitimate reasons for chosing to go to law school. No offense Herr Kafka, but it wasn't your In The Penal Colony that made me choose law over literature :D


I am offended.

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby kk19131 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:20 am

Mike12188 wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I just applied ED.


:)


I also applied ED, wanna make a thread? Maybe we can get people to share numbers



That sounds cool... although I'm far too lazy to make the thread myself.
:lol:

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Re: UPenn Supplemental Essays 2010

Postby absolutazn87 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:49 am

I made a Penn ED waiting thread!

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=131934




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