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The Dark Kite
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Additional Essays?

Postby The Dark Kite » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:35 pm

Hey guys,

So.. I'm trying to get a jump on my essays for schools. The firm I work for is gearing up to do some serious arbitration in the following months and I'm gonna get hammered with over time. Whatever I can get done now will be largely beneficial.

Other than personal statement and diversity statement.. do you guys know of any common supplementals?

Also, with regard to the diversity statement - how long is it typically? And how long are addenda?

Cheers!

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Re: Additional Essays?

Postby bp shinners » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:15 am

The Dark Kite wrote:Hey guys,

So.. I'm trying to get a jump on my essays for schools. The firm I work for is gearing up to do some serious arbitration in the following months and I'm gonna get hammered with over time. Whatever I can get done now will be largely beneficial.

Other than personal statement and diversity statement.. do you guys know of any common supplementals?

Also, with regard to the diversity statement - how long is it typically? And how long are addenda?

Cheers!


If you're applying to any place that asks for a "Why X?" essay, that's the most common supplemental essay. Other than that, some of the Jesuit-type schools require some type of ethics essay that is just you BSing writing about your moral compass.

Diversity statement should be shorter than the personal statement - 1.5 pages is a good target. Addenda are long enough to discuss the issue in a full-but-concise manner. Depending on the issue, that could be one paragraph or one page. I wouldn't go longer than that, unless you're hitting a few issues with the same essay (for instance, a diversity essay about being a first-generation college student that also serves as an explanatory essay for a first semester or two of bad grades).

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Re: Additional Essays?

Postby The Dark Kite » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:31 am

Thanks Matt! I'm just going to message you directly from now on haha. You're my go-to on TLS lol.

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Re: Additional Essays?

Postby bp shinners » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:45 pm

The Dark Kite wrote:Thanks Matt! I'm just going to message you directly from now on haha. You're my go-to on TLS lol.


You've got my...erm...username!




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