DS worthy? - would love your advice

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
firstimer

New
Posts: 54
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:22 pm

DS worthy? - would love your advice

Postby firstimer » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:05 pm

I am really struggling over whether or not to write a diversity statement, so hopefully you all can help me.

I initially grew up in a town where I was the only member of a minority religion. Was planning to write about my initial experience with proselytizing, misunderstandings about my religion, etc., and how those experiences shape I how I deal with differences of opinion now.

To be clear, I faced no discrimination or obstacles of any kind, just misunderstandings. I am not a URM, and do not come from a socio-economically disadvantaged background. These experiences also happened a long time ago - in elem / grade school. They did play a large part in how I view the world now, however.

It obviously depends on how I write it, but is this topic worth writing at all? I can't imagine it's particulary unique, since many people of minority religions in towns probably go through this type of experience.

Thanks for your time and any input.

User avatar
gaud

Platinum
Posts: 5765
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:58 am

Re: DS worthy? - would love your advice

Postby gaud » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:10 pm

I say go for it. You can't be sure how good it will be until you write it.

firstimer

New
Posts: 54
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:22 pm

Re: DS worthy? - would love your advice

Postby firstimer » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:24 pm

Thanks - anyone else have thoughts?

vzapana

Silver
Posts: 530
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:54 pm

Re: DS worthy? - would love your advice

Postby vzapana » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:53 pm

gaud wrote:I say go for it. You can't be sure how good it will be until you write it.


+1 writing about your faith can be interesting, so try it out. but definitely chuck it if it's not working.

bp shinners

Gold
Posts: 3086
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:05 pm

Re: DS worthy? - would love your advice

Postby bp shinners » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:41 pm

vzapana wrote:+1 writing about your faith can be interesting, so try it out. but definitely chuck it if it's not working.

WhiskeynCoke

Bronze
Posts: 371
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:12 am

Re: DS worthy? - would love your advice

Postby WhiskeynCoke » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:31 pm

I initially grew up in a town where I was the only member of a minority religion


Did you "worship" logic and reason in salt lake city?

vman21

Bronze
Posts: 121
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:49 pm

Re: DS worthy? - would love your advice

Postby vman21 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:28 pm

d[-.-]b




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bush-whacker and 4 guests