are these good softs?

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tk4386
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are these good softs?

Postby tk4386 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:14 pm

I am finishing up an MA in Philosophy this year. For two years I was a graduate teaching assistant, and for the last year I have been part-time faculty in the philosophy department at my university (teaching my own classes).

Are these softs great/good/decent/useless/etc.?

Just looking for some feedback...thanks in advance...

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john titor
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Re: are these good softs?

Postby john titor » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:14 pm

no.

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Re: are these good softs?

Postby whymeohgodno » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:28 pm

Average

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Re: are these good softs?

Postby im_blue » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:30 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:Average

padthai
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Re: are these good softs?

Postby padthai » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:58 pm

So what's considered good softs?

And please don't say curing cancer or starting an orphanage. More realistically?

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Re: are these good softs?

Postby birdlaw117 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:59 pm

Curing... AIDS?

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Re: are these good softs?

Postby sophia.olive » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:04 pm

padthai wrote:So what's considered good softs?

And please don't say curing cancer or starting an orphanage. More realistically?



TFA; high level internship; things that are so amazing they make people ask, "why are you going to law school now."
urm; life stories that involve homelessness, cancer, genocide, which you overcame.

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Re: are these good softs?

Postby beachbum » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:09 pm

padthai wrote:So what's considered good softs?

And please don't say curing cancer or starting an orphanage. More realistically?


TFA, Peace Corps, and military service are good examples of solid (and not totally uncommon) softs. When you're talking about game-changing softs, rarity, prestige, and effort/commitment count for a lot (think Rhodes scholars).

Edit: Incredibly unique life experiences also count for a lot, as does great post-grad work experience. But URM still takes the cake.

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Re: are these good softs?

Postby taxguy » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:16 pm

I would add the following if in conjunction with other things:

CPA, Doctor, Inventor, superlative recommendations supported by awards at work, olympics, URM with really sad home life etc.Although grad school grades don't count per se in the admission index, if you did superlatively well in grad school, it probably would be considered a strong soft.

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Re: are these good softs?

Postby r6_philly » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:35 am

sophia.olive wrote:
padthai wrote:So what's considered good softs?

And please don't say curing cancer or starting an orphanage. More realistically?



TFA; high level internship; things that are so amazing they make people ask, "why are you going to law school now."
urm; life stories that involve homelessness, cancer, genocide, which you overcame.


I don't believe it anymore, unless no one bothered to read my PS last year, which probably was what happened.

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Re: are these good softs?

Postby r6_philly » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:37 am

taxguy wrote:I would add the following if in conjunction with other things:

CPA, Doctor, Inventor, superlative recommendations supported by awards at work, olympics pro sport, URM with really sad home life etc.Although grad school grades don't count per se in the admission index, if you did superlatively well in grad school, it probably would be considered a strong soft.


You would think so ...

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Re: are these good softs?

Postby whymeohgodno » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:38 am

taxguy wrote:I would add the following if in conjunction with other things:

CPA, Doctor, Inventor, superlative recommendations supported by awards at work, olympics, URM with really sad home life etc.Although grad school grades don't count per se in the admission index, if you did superlatively well in grad school, it probably would be considered a strong soft.

Being URM isn't a soft.

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Re: are these good softs?

Postby r6_philly » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:42 am

whymeohgodno wrote:
taxguy wrote:I would add the following if in conjunction with other things:

CPA, Doctor, Inventor, superlative recommendations supported by awards at work, olympics, URM with really sad home life etc.Although grad school grades don't count per se in the admission index, if you did superlatively well in grad school, it probably would be considered a strong soft.

Being URM isn't a soft.


I call that HARD.




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