What constitutes a compelling "Why X" essay

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LittleTree
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What constitutes a compelling "Why X" essay

Postby LittleTree » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:12 pm

Greetings, thanks for taking the time to help me out. I'm considering writing "Why X" essays for two of my top choices. I'm the type of applicant who will be blanketing the T14.
I have a few reasons for wanting to attend beyond the fact that they're both great schools. The first is that I have lived away from my mother/stepfather/siblings for over 13 years and they are permanent residents of the area which would allow me to rekindle my relationship with them. My SO has secured employment in the area, which is also where her family lives. This is the area I intend to practice law and spend the rest of my life. Both schools have great environmental law programs and I can speak about a professor or two from each that I have specific interest in learning from (I have a natural science background which I hope to make use of while practicing law). I have spent significant time visiting both schools and the areas around them. My mother and stepfather have also been employed by the UG of one of the schools.
I feel these reasons are the base for a few "Why X" essays, but I still thought I'd ask the forum. One of the reasons I am questioning writing the essays is because the schools are ranked so highly. It's obvious why anyone would want to attend and I don't know if my reasons stand out. Another thought that crept up on me was that if you write an essay that basically says you would pick a school over most other you apply to, could that possibly be a reason for them to give you LESS scholarship money because you've shown that you're somewhat committed?
Thanks for your time and for your help.

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Nova
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Re: What constitutes a compelling "Why X" essay

Postby Nova » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:20 pm

Those all sound like good reasons to me.

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amycompton
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Re: What constitutes a compelling "Why X" essay

Postby amycompton » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:13 am

Application essays are important for students to get admission. Getting admission to law school is very competitive. You need to be careful in writing "Why X" essay, because it should be attractive and eye catching one. The professors should be attracted to your essay. If you are having difficulty in writing it, you can buy essays from writing companies. They will make some professional touch to your essay.

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Re: What constitutes a compelling "Why X" essay

Postby AlanShore » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:12 am

amycompton wrote:Application essays are important for students to get admission. Getting admission to law school is very competitive. You need to be careful in writing "Why X" essay, because it should be attractive and eye catching one. The professors should be attracted to your essay. If you are having difficulty in writing it, you can buy essays from writing companies. They will make some professional touch to your essay.

what? definitely do not buy your essays.

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Dr. Review
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Re: What constitutes a compelling "Why X" essay

Postby Dr. Review » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:11 am

AlanShore wrote:what? definitely do not buy your essays.

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Map Cat
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Re: What constitutes a compelling "Why X" essay

Postby Map Cat » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:43 pm

amycompton is Japanese, and it's common for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean students to purchase essays for admission purposes. I guess to some, it's better to have a generic but well-written essay than a personable one in broken English. The essays they buy aren't that good, unfortunately.

That said, never buy an essay for any purpose. Ever.

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Re: What constitutes a compelling "Why X" essay

Postby chem » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:16 pm

LittleTree wrote:Greetings, thanks for taking the time to help me out. I'm considering writing "Why X" essays for two of my top choices. I'm the type of applicant who will be blanketing the T14.
I have a few reasons for wanting to attend beyond the fact that they're both great schools. The first is that I have lived away from my mother/stepfather/siblings for over 13 years and they are permanent residents of the area which would allow me to rekindle my relationship with them. My SO has secured employment in the area, which is also where her family lives. This is the area I intend to practice law and spend the rest of my life. Both schools have great environmental law programs and I can speak about a professor or two from each that I have specific interest in learning from (I have a natural science background which I hope to make use of while practicing law). I have spent significant time visiting both schools and the areas around them. My mother and stepfather have also been employed by the UG of one of the schools.
I feel these reasons are the base for a few "Why X" essays, but I still thought I'd ask the forum. One of the reasons I am questioning writing the essays is because the schools are ranked so highly. It's obvious why anyone would want to attend and I don't know if my reasons stand out. Another thought that crept up on me was that if you write an essay that basically says you would pick a school over most other you apply to, could that possibly be a reason for them to give you LESS scholarship money because you've shown that you're somewhat committed?
Thanks for your time and for your help.


I attribute my successful cycle to my why x essays. I wrote one for every school I applied to. That being said, I didnt have nearly as good of reasons as you did. I basically talked about what I bolded in my why x essays, except for patents. I was accepted to a good number of schools, and it seemed like my cycle initial scholarship offers were formulaic, so I dont think they will change your initial scholarship offer. Good luck!




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