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matt690
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Top 10 percent

Postby matt690 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:31 am

On my resume for law school, I'm trying to put an honor society description. Anyone in the top 1-10 percent of their class can enter. Should I write top 10 percent or LOWER or HIGHER? Which one would indicate 10 percent, 9, 8, etc.? Thanks.

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Bildungsroman
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Re: Top 10 percent

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:33 am

"top ten percent"

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MrPapagiorgio
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Re: Top 10 percent

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:33 am

No need for such a description. Law schools will read your LSAC academic report which will contain class ranking.

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Re: Top 10 percent

Postby matt690 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:35 am

My school doesn't rank. That's why I'm trying to make it clear under the description that I'm 10 percent of class or (higher/lower, not sure), more around 7 or 8 I believe.

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Re: Top 10 percent

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:37 am

"top ten percent" necessary includes that. Saying "top ten percent and better" or any equivalent is meaningless and will make you sound stupid, and if your school won't indicate your rank beyond top ten percent then it's a bad idea to try and figure out some way to imply that you're actually top 7 or 8 percent.

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Re: Top 10 percent

Postby Dany » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:38 am

Bildungsroman wrote:"top ten percent"

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Re: Top 10 percent

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:38 am

matt690 wrote:My school doesn't rank. That's why I'm trying to make it clear under the description that I'm 10 percent of class or (higher/lower, not sure), more around 7 or 8 I believe.

Your school doesn't rank yet you have an honor society that limits admission to a percentage that, by definition, ranks you?

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Re: Top 10 percent

Postby matt690 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:43 am

They just tell us if we're in the top 10 percent.

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Re: Top 10 percent

Postby KRog » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:14 am

I am in the same situation (non-ranking UG with honor society membership as only indication of my class rank). I think I put "requires membership in top 10% of class." (Three acceptances so far, no rejects, even though I applied in late December.)

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Re: Top 10 percent

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:16 am

ask everyone at your school what their gpa is. Anything else would be beta as hell

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Re: Top 10 percent

Postby TheWatch » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:18 am

JamMasterJ wrote:ask everyone at your school what their gpa is. Anything else would be beta as hell

clearly tcr




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