How do I format Essays?

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guinness
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How do I format Essays?

Postby guinness » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:59 am

Do I need to follow any sort of strict formatting for name, LSAC #, type of essay (either in the header or footer)?

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gdane
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Re: How do I format Essays?

Postby gdane » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:47 am

I put my LSAC account number in the header of my essays. That's it though. No need to put your name.

Theres no special formatting. Just write an essay.

Good luck!

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kelc213
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Re: How do I format Essays?

Postby kelc213 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:52 pm

FWIW, In my header I had Name and LSAC # (left oriented) and Title of Essay (e.g. "Personal Statement" or "Why X?") and Page Number (1 out of 2, 1 out of 3) (right oriented)

I think page numbers (especially doing "page 1 out of 3" etc.) is important just in case a page gets lost or misplaced, they don't think your 2nd page is the last page if the 3rd goes missing.

I realize that not all adcomms waste the ink/paper printing out admissions packets but on the off-chance they do...

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Re: How do I format Essays?

Postby Dany » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:22 am

The most common header I've seen is:

Eskimo (left aligned)_____________________________________Personal Statement* (centered)______________________________________LXXXXXXXX (right aligned)


*Just "Personal Statement" or "Why X" or "Addendum"

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Re: How do I format Essays?

Postby Knock » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:55 am

eskimo wrote:The most common header I've seen is:

Eskimo (left aligned)_____________________________________Personal Statement* (centered)______________________________________LXXXXXXXX (right aligned)


*Just "Personal Statement" or "Why X" or "Addendum"


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