Give EC Info or Write "Please See Resume"?

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m3taphysician
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Give EC Info or Write "Please See Resume"?

Postby m3taphysician » Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:32 pm

On the LSAC applications there's a section for discussing one's extracurricular involvement. However, everything relevant regarding extracurriculars is already succinctly featured on m resume. Would it be fine to just write: "Please see resume"?

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Re: Give EC Info or Write "Please See Resume"?

Postby anewaphorist » Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:52 pm

I believe so, I'm listing my honors and awards on the LSAC application, because nearly all my schools have an area under "Education" to list them. This allows me to keep my resume at 1-1.5 pages and still inform adcoms of my relevant awards. I've put a "See section X of LSAC electronic application" at the very end of my resume to refer them. You're proposing the exact opposite, but, as long as it's clear where to find the information, I don't see why it would matter.

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Re: Give EC Info or Write "Please See Resume"?

Postby kaiser » Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:53 pm

I would always just write "see resume". All that info was already on my resume, so there was no need to crunch it all into a messy 3 or 4 line section of the application when it was all very neatly presented on the resume.

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Re: Give EC Info or Write "Please See Resume"?

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:03 pm

A lot of schools specifically state "Do not write 'see resume'."

IMO, it's lazy and looks bad. If you can't be bothered to type a few extra lines into the application form, why should they be bothered to admit you?

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Re: Give EC Info or Write "Please See Resume"?

Postby icedflames » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:09 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:A lot of schools specifically state "Do not write 'see resume'."

IMO, it's lazy and looks bad. If you can't be bothered to type a few extra lines into the application form, why should they be bothered to admit you?


+1

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Re: Give EC Info or Write "Please See Resume"?

Postby coldshoulder » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:14 pm

Just write it. That way, you can write a few sentences about your EC's and on your resume you can keep it briefer and pack a few more good things into a single page.

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Re: Give EC Info or Write "Please See Resume"?

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:40 pm

If they didn't want you to write it on that part of the application then they wouldn't ask for it. Are you really too lazy to fill out a few boxes?

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Re: Give EC Info or Write "Please See Resume"?

Postby theadvancededit » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:53 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:A lot of schools specifically state "Do not write 'see resume'."

IMO, it's lazy and looks bad. If you can't be bothered to type a few extra lines into the application form, why should they be bothered to admit you?


+1

It takes only a little extra effort to cut&paste, and some schools dislike it enough to specify.
Don't.

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Re: Give EC Info or Write "Please See Resume"?

Postby blazinswordofjustice » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:00 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:A lot of schools specifically state "Do not write 'see resume'."


Yup, this is true...they all want to feel special and not like you are just sending them the same thing as everyone else, so they mix it up a bit...so you can either make them feel special or make them feel like you don't care enough to follow their rules.

And youre applying to be a lawyer which is all about rules...




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