Re-using same Personal Statement as last year?

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smokeylarue
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Re-using same Personal Statement as last year?

Postby smokeylarue » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:07 pm

So I applied for Fall 2011, decided not to enroll because I retook the LSAT in June this year and scored significantly better. My question is frowned upon to use the same essay/personal statement if I'm applying this year again? Thank you.

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Re: Re-using same Personal Statement as last year?

Postby mrtoren » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:01 pm

If they find out, you would look like a lazy bum who didn't even care enough about this cycle to improve upon last year's statement.

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Re: Re-using same Personal Statement as last year?

Postby 2014 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:03 pm

In theory you are applying to different (read: better) schools anyway if you have a significantly better LSAT.

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Re: Re-using same Personal Statement as last year?

Postby smokeylarue » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:09 am

Damn you are right, i didn't even think of that lol. Thanks. There's still some schools I'm going to repeat apply though.

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Re: Re-using same Personal Statement as last year?

Postby theadvancededit » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:58 am

It shouldn't be too bad to use the same personal statement, although it would be helpful for you to look it over even just a little. You may see things this time around that you didn't last cycle and make some crucial edits.

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Re: Re-using same Personal Statement as last year?

Postby bp shinners » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:59 am

mrtoren wrote:If they find out, you would look like a lazy bum who didn't even care enough about this cycle to improve upon last year's statement.


Yea, there should be some area that you can develop more, now that you're a year old and (presumably) a year wiser. If you're interested in attending any of those repeat schools (which you should be, or you shouldn't bother applying to them), you should make some revisions.




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