Chinese student: advice on Admission Consultant

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Chinese student: advice on Admission Consultant

Postby iamvampire » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:42 am

Hello, everyone. As a Chinese student, I was considering finding a admission consultant for my law school application. My LSAT is 165 and GPA 3.9. I want some professional guys to edit my PS and recommendation letter draft, as well as give me some information about law schools and other trivial technical questions. Admitted, most of the information are available on TLS, but it will take me so much time to search answer for each of my questions, most of which might be stupid to native Americans. Do anybody know some trusty consultants or consulting group good at helping foreign student like me?? Thanks a lot!

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Postby 20141023 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:26 pm

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Re: Chinese student: advice on Admission Consultant

Postby sinfiery » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:54 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
iamvampire wrote:Hello, everyone. As a Chinese student, I was considering finding a admission consultant for my law school application. My LSAT is 165 and GPA 3.9. I want some professional guys to edit my PS and recommendation letter draft, as well as give me some information about law schools and other trivial technical questions. Admitted, most of the information are available on TLS, but it will take me so much time to search answer for each of my questions, most of which might be stupid to native Americans. Do anybody know some trusty consultants or consulting group good at helping foreign student like me?? Thanks a lot!

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Re: Chinese student: advice on Admission Consultant

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:54 am

retake for 170+

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Re: Chinese student: advice on Admission Consultant

Postby Clearly » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:05 am

Spivey Consulting.

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Re: Chinese student: advice on Admission Consultant

Postby indo » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:43 am

Clearly wrote:Spivey Consulting.



+1 here is Spivey website.

http://www.spiveyconsulting.com

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Re: Chinese student: advice on Admission Consultant

Postby MikeSpivey » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:03 pm

I want some professional guys to edit my PS


indo wrote:
Clearly wrote:Spivey Consulting.



+1 here is Spivey website.

http://www.spiveyconsulting.com


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Re: Chinese student: advice on Admission Consultant

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:17 pm

MikeSpivey wrote:
I want some professional guys to edit my PS


indo wrote:
Clearly wrote:Spivey Consulting.



+1 here is Spivey website.

http://www.spiveyconsulting.com


Do you have one of these? I loan them to clients.

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Your clients don't have J keys?

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Re: Chinese student: advice on Admission Consultant

Postby NapoleonXV » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:49 pm

I want some professional guys to edit my PS and recommendation letter draft


Hey man,
I am born in China and I know how recommendation letter always becomes "you-draft-and-recommender-sign" style in Chinese universities (and also high schools when people apply to undergrad in US), but please ... this is not right, and do not explicitly mention that you want someone to edit your recommendation letter draft. You should not have access to the recommendation letter, not to mention to edit the LoR.

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Postby 20141023 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:57 pm

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Re: Chinese student: advice on Admission Consultant

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:03 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
NapoleonXV wrote:
I want some professional guys to edit my PS and recommendation letter draft


Hey man,
I am born in China and I know how recommendation letter always becomes "you-draft-and-recommender-sign" style in Chinese universities (and also high schools when people apply to undergrad in US), but please ... this is not right, and do not explicitly mention that you want someone to edit your recommendation letter draft. You should not have access to the recommendation letter, not to mention to edit the LoR.

Actually, although you shouldn't be the one writing your own LoRs, it is extremely common (and completely ethical) for your recommenders to ask you to review what they wrote for you before sending them off.


I definitely didnt see any of my LoRs. Not sure its quite that common a practice -- tons of ppl on TLS do it, but we have a bit of a neurotic edge here; NO one I know irl saw or drafted their own letters

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Re: Chinese student: advice on Admission Consultant

Postby bp shinners » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:22 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:
NapoleonXV wrote:
I want some professional guys to edit my PS and recommendation letter draft


Hey man,
I am born in China and I know how recommendation letter always becomes "you-draft-and-recommender-sign" style in Chinese universities (and also high schools when people apply to undergrad in US), but please ... this is not right, and do not explicitly mention that you want someone to edit your recommendation letter draft. You should not have access to the recommendation letter, not to mention to edit the LoR.

Actually, although you shouldn't be the one writing your own LoRs, it is extremely common (and completely ethical) for your recommenders to ask you to review what they wrote for you before sending them off.


I definitely didnt see any of my LoRs. Not sure its quite that common a practice -- tons of ppl on TLS do it, but we have a bit of a neurotic edge here; NO one I know irl saw or drafted their own letters


It is an extremely common practice. I work with many students every year, and there are always a dozen or so who end up writing a draft of their own letter. It's obviously frowned upon if it's found out, but at the very least you're not breaking any specific thing you signed since you just waive your right to see the letter which is different than waving any ability to see the letter.

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Re: Chinese student: advice on Admission Consultant

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:29 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:
NapoleonXV wrote:
I want some professional guys to edit my PS and recommendation letter draft


Hey man,
I am born in China and I know how recommendation letter always becomes "you-draft-and-recommender-sign" style in Chinese universities (and also high schools when people apply to undergrad in US), but please ... this is not right, and do not explicitly mention that you want someone to edit your recommendation letter draft. You should not have access to the recommendation letter, not to mention to edit the LoR.

Actually, although you shouldn't be the one writing your own LoRs, it is extremely common (and completely ethical) for your recommenders to ask you to review what they wrote for you before sending them off.


I definitely didnt see any of my LoRs. Not sure its quite that common a practice -- tons of ppl on TLS do it, but we have a bit of a neurotic edge here; NO one I know irl saw or drafted their own letters
I suspect it's probably more common for professional letters. Bosses don't write LORs every day like professors do. I know mine showed me my letters.




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