Using school's name in Personal Statement. POLLLLL

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Poll ended at Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:41 am

Use only "University of Pennsylvania"
9
24%
Okay to use "Penn" or "Penn Law"
28
76%
 
Total votes: 37

HowdyYall
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Using school's name in Personal Statement. POLLLLL

Postby HowdyYall » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:41 am

Im writing my personal statement for Penn and was wondering:
Would it sound toooo informal to use "Penn" in my PS or should i stick with "the University of Pennsylvania"? The problem I have is I say "the University of Pennsylvania" law school in two consecutive sentences and want to mix it up a tad
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Re: Using school's name in Personal Statement. POLLLLL

Postby HowdyYall » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:52 am

thanks in advance for your help! Oh if you actually go to Penn Law and you put it in your PS could you please post!

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Re: Using school's name in Personal Statement. POLLLLL

Postby Wannabelawyer101 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:55 am

I would say the full name of the law school the first time you mention it. The second time, the shorthand should be fine. If they ding you, it won't be for that.

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Re: Using school's name in Personal Statement. POLLLLL

Postby HowdyYall » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:43 am

thanks! but if i get dinged im blaming it on you haha

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Postby JJDancer » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:58 pm

Wannabelawyer101 wrote:I would say the full name of the law school the first time you mention it. The second time, the shorthand should be fine. If they ding you, it won't be for that.

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Re: Using school's name in Personal Statement. POLLLLL

Postby Fresh » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:05 pm

Use law school name in why penn essay, use 'law school' as the generic in personal statement

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Re: Using school's name in Personal Statement. POLLLLL

Postby AreJay711 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:09 pm

A sure fire way is to look on Penn's website. Penn has PENN LAW is huge letters then The University of Pennsylvania Law School In tiny letters underneath. I assumed it would be ok to refer to it as such since that is how they advertise themselves.

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Postby 4102011 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:18 pm

AreJay711 wrote:A sure fire way is to look on Penn's website. Penn has PENN LAW is huge letters then The University of Pennsylvania Law School In tiny letters underneath. I assumed it would be ok to refer to it as such since that is how they advertise themselves.


This. That's what I did for mine. You look for their official name, and then how they refer to themselves in their "About Us" section or whatever. Like, "Michigan Law" or whatever. You just don't want to screw up and say the Georgetown School of Law when it's the Law Center or whatever.




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