Font: Times vs. Garamond

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Nancy_Botwin
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Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby Nancy_Botwin » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:22 pm

Hi. I'm Melissa and I'm a font snob.

I hate Times New Roman with a burning passion. I've been using Garamond as a replacement serif font. It's similar but has a visible difference. Should I stick to Times for my apps (PS, resume, supplements, etc.)? I have a feeling I know what the answer will be, but I need to ask :wink:

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby Grizz » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:25 pm

Nancy_Botwin wrote:Hi. I'm Melissa and I'm a font snob.

Just use Helvetica. I know you want to.

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby ben4847 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:26 pm

Definitely use calbibri. And print it on scented paper. Law school apps are all about conveying your style

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:27 pm

I used Garamond throughout.

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby TommyK » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:28 pm

Wingdings. If the school was meant for you, they'll understand your ambulance, firetruck, airplane, no smoking sign PS

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:30 pm

Just use Times New Roman. Garamond is fucking ugly.

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby kaiser » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:30 pm

Absolutely 100% does not matter which one of those 2 you pick.

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby cinephile » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:42 pm

Get used to using Courier New 12pt.

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby Nancy_Botwin » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:46 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Just use Times New Roman. Garamond is fucking ugly.


Don't you be bashing my font! :P

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby Nancy_Botwin » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:48 pm

Screw it. I'm using a mixture of Comic Sans, Papyrus, and Curlz!

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby ahduth » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:07 pm

Garamond fucking rules. You guys have no idea what you're talking about.

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby fashiongirl » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:12 pm

Personally I like Century Gothic hahaha.

Umm is it wrong if my PS and addendum are in Times and then my resume is in Arial?!

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby ahduth » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:25 pm

fashiongirl wrote:Personally I like Century Gothic hahaha.

Umm is it wrong if my PS and addendum are in Times and then my resume is in Arial?!


Yes. Use a consistent font.

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby fashiongirl » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:31 pm

ahduth wrote:
fashiongirl wrote:Personally I like Century Gothic hahaha.

Umm is it wrong if my PS and addendum are in Times and then my resume is in Arial?!


Yes. Use a consistent font.


God damnit. I like my resume.

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby Nancy_Botwin » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:42 am

Ok, I've figured it out. I'm going to use the Soprano's font with every "r" being a gun. Brilliant.

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby dood » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:58 am

cinephile wrote:Get used to using Courier New 12pt.


lol i actually like it so much now that its my "default" font for everything not formal. just makes it so much easier to read/edit.

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby BiglawOrBust » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:22 am

Nancy_Botwin wrote:Hi. I'm Melissa and I'm a font snob.

I hate Times New Roman with a burning passion. I've been using Garamond as a replacement serif font. It's similar but has a visible difference. Should I stick to Times for my apps (PS, resume, supplements, etc.)? I have a feeling I know what the answer will be, but I need to ask :wink:


YES.

Avoid Times at all costs. Garamond is fine.

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby cjb0502 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:03 pm

Garamond is the best - also great for fitting a longer PS on 2 pages in 12pt.

Also, I would love to do an experiment where someone with a 3.8+/175+ submits all of their application materials in either papyrus or comic sans to see if they are still accepted most places and if any schools comment on the font...
I'd volunteer, but unfortunately my numbers fall a little short

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby Impending1L » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:50 pm

TommyK wrote:Wingdings. If the school was meant for you, they'll understand your ambulance, firetruck, airplane, no smoking sign PS


+1. Wingdings FTW

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby Nancy_Botwin » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:25 pm

cjb0502 wrote:Garamond is the best - also great for fitting a longer PS on 2 pages in 12pt.

Also, I would love to do an experiment where someone with a 3.8+/175+ submits all of their application materials in either papyrus or comic sans to see if they are still accepted most places and if any schools comment on the font...
I'd volunteer, but unfortunately my numbers fall a little short


You should try it with a T3 or T4 just for shitz and giggles

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby cjb0502 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:35 pm

Nancy_Botwin wrote:
cjb0502 wrote:Garamond is the best - also great for fitting a longer PS on 2 pages in 12pt.

Also, I would love to do an experiment where someone with a 3.8+/175+ submits all of their application materials in either papyrus or comic sans to see if they are still accepted most places and if any schools comment on the font...
I'd volunteer, but unfortunately my numbers fall a little short


You should try it with a T3 or T4 just for shitz and giggles



haha - I totally would, but I don't think it's quite worth even the $16 CAS fee for the schools w/ free apps.

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby Nancy_Botwin » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:43 pm

cjb0502 wrote:
Nancy_Botwin wrote:
cjb0502 wrote:Garamond is the best - also great for fitting a longer PS on 2 pages in 12pt.

Also, I would love to do an experiment where someone with a 3.8+/175+ submits all of their application materials in either papyrus or comic sans to see if they are still accepted most places and if any schools comment on the font...
I'd volunteer, but unfortunately my numbers fall a little short


You should try it with a T3 or T4 just for shitz and giggles



haha - I totally would, but I don't think it's quite worth even the $16 CAS fee for the schools w/ free apps.


Good point. Plus I would worry about them somehow telling the LSAC that I have mental issues or something :P

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby Real Madrid » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:35 pm

fashiongirl wrote:Personally I like Century Gothic hahaha.

Umm is it wrong if my PS and addendum are in Times and then my resume is in Arial?!


No. My resume was in Arial and my PS was in Times.

And to the OP: I think you should use Chiller in red. Especially if you have a criminal history.

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby Flash » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:38 pm

I would recommend Lumos. It will prove you're all cultured and shit.

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Re: Font: Times vs. Garamond

Postby Curious1 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:57 pm

ahduth wrote:
fashiongirl wrote:Personally I like Century Gothic hahaha.

Umm is it wrong if my PS and addendum are in Times and then my resume is in Arial?!


Yes. Use a consistent font.


My resume was in Garamond but everything else was in Times. I thought that was fine since the resume is obviously formatted differently. Your experience may vary.




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