PS and DS in one?

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gnmnkch
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PS and DS in one?

Postby gnmnkch » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:43 pm

My PS is about how I developed an interest in how cultures affect perceptions of the law while living abroad for 9 years prior to college, leading me to want to pursue an education in the law and eventually serve as a bridge between the two cultures in the legal field... or something along those lines. i also feel like i am one of those guys who should write a DS as i've lived abroad 9 years and thus am a pretty culturally diverse dude. however, writing the DS feels like it'd just be a repeat of my PS... anybody else have this problem? should i just screw the DS?

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Re: PS and DS in one?

Postby 2014 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:51 pm

Maybe choose something else to write your PS about since you have a very good DS topic. If you have the room on the application to bring to light two positives about yourself, why not take advantage? (If you can write it well and not waste their time)

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Re: PS and DS in one?

Postby Destined » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:02 am

gnmnkch wrote:My PS is about how I developed an interest in how cultures affect perceptions of the law while living abroad for 9 years prior to college, leading me to want to pursue an education in the law and eventually serve as a bridge between the two cultures in the legal field... or something along those lines. i also feel like i am one of those guys who should write a DS as i've lived abroad 9 years and thus am a pretty culturally diverse dude. however, writing the DS feels like it'd just be a repeat of my PS... anybody else have this problem? should i just screw the DS?



had the same problem with mine. moved 16 times through 8 countries as a kid so it pretty much defined my life. Decided that id go for the "clear, concise" approach that the adcomms are so fond of and just do a PS

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Re: PS and DS in one?

Postby bdubs » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:09 am

gnmnkch wrote:My PS is about how I developed an interest in how cultures affect perceptions of the law while living abroad for 9 years prior to college, leading me to want to pursue an education in the law and eventually serve as a bridge between the two cultures in the legal field... or something along those lines. i also feel like i am one of those guys who should write a DS as i've lived abroad 9 years and thus am a pretty culturally diverse dude. however, writing the DS feels like it'd just be a repeat of my PS... anybody else have this problem? should i just screw the DS?


Are you a URM?
Yes: Write a DS.
No: Integrate it into your PS.

gnmnkch
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Re: PS and DS in one?

Postby gnmnkch » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:54 am

i'm an ORM, so i suppose the answer is still to just incorporate it all into my PS? Any other diversity-related PS writers out there who care to share their decisions?




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