Titles on personal statements

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Titles on personal statements

Postby Lizface killah » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:40 pm

Do people give their personal statements titles? I did without hesitation, and then I realized that might not be what the cool kids do. Out of curiosity, on a scale of 1-10, how out there is it?

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby kiwislug » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:42 pm

Ann Ivey says no title just a header with your name, ssn # the title of the assignment itself [personal statement; diversity statement, addendum] and a footer with page numbers. But I don't think it could hurt unless it's really gimmicky.

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby OssumPossum » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:43 pm

kiwislug wrote:Ann Ivey says no title just a header with your name, ssn # the title of the assignment itself [personal statement; diversity statement, addendum] and a footer with page numbers. But I don't think it could hurt unless it's really gimmicky.


Mine is titled: "From Zero to Hero: The [my name] Story"

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby Lizface killah » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:49 pm

Point taken. For some strange reason I feel like an essay seems naked without one. Like having a business without a sign out front. Of course it's not going to help you if it's stupid.

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby Squints » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:00 pm

OssumPossum wrote:
kiwislug wrote:Ann Ivey says no title just a header with your name, ssn # the title of the assignment itself [personal statement; diversity statement, addendum] and a footer with page numbers. But I don't think it could hurt unless it's really gimmicky.


Mine is titled: "From Zero to Hero: The [my name] Story"


Mine is: "From the Poor House to Your House."

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby crywolf » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:14 pm

Squints wrote:
OssumPossum wrote:
kiwislug wrote:Ann Ivey says no title just a header with your name, ssn # the title of the assignment itself [personal statement; diversity statement, addendum] and a footer with page numbers. But I don't think it could hurt unless it's really gimmicky.


Mine is titled: "From Zero to Hero: The [my name] Story"


Mine is: "From the Poor House to Your House."


Mine is: "I Overcame Certain Challenges: Why I Think I Would Be Great for Your School"

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby Lizface killah » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:31 pm

yeah, yeah I'm wavering between


"I'm Unique and Artsy. Please, Someone Pay Attention to Me!"

"My Mom Thinks I'm Smart Enough to be a Good Lawyer and Other Reason's I'm Applying to X Law School"

You are all very clever. Gold Star. Does anyone have any advise I can use?

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby Dr_Nex » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:00 pm

Lizface killah wrote:yeah, yeah I'm wavering between


"I'm Unique and Artsy. Please, Someone Pay Attention to Me!"

"My Mom Thinks I'm Smart Enough to be a Good Lawyer and Other Reason's I'm Applying to X Law School"

You are all very clever. Gold Star. Does anyone have any advise I can use?
I don't know, but I might have some advice for you. For one, learn the difference between advice (noun) and advise (verb).

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby drew » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:26 pm

"On Why I Love Wu-Tang and Law School"

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby Lizface killah » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:56 pm

Dr_Nex wrote:
Lizface killah wrote:yeah, yeah I'm wavering between


"I'm Unique and Artsy. Please, Someone Pay Attention to Me!"

"My Mom Thinks I'm Smart Enough to be a Good Lawyer and Other Reason's I'm Applying to X Law School"

You are all very clever. Gold Star. Does anyone have any advise I can use?
I don't know, but I might have some advice for you. For one, learn the difference between advice (noun) and advise (verb).



Thank god someone pointed that out! What kind of crazy place would the internet be if typos went ignored?!

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby Dr_Nex » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:50 am

Ah, I would have said ignorance. I guess typo works too. It's easy to use typos as a scapegoat... :mrgreen:

GOBAMA!

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby kiwislug » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:30 am

lol...

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby kurla88 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:43 am

Lizface killah wrote:yeah, yeah I'm wavering between


"I'm Unique and Artsy. Please, Someone Pay Attention to Me!"

"My Mom Thinks I'm Smart Enough to be a Good Lawyer and Other Reason's I'm Applying to X Law School"

You are all very clever. Gold Star. Does anyone have any advise I can use?


I think titles are fine. Great, even. I get annoyed when I see stories without titles, but it is a bit different with PSes. But seriously, titles grab attention, they summarize... there are so many good things about them.

I think both those titles are really cute. They'd work if you kept up that tone up through the essay.

However, "reasons". Please no errors in your title! Auto-ding.

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby crywolf » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:54 am

Lizface killah wrote:Thank god someone pointed that out! What kind of crazy place would the internet be if typos went ignored?!


Unless you are like Smokey the Bear and have no fingers that would not constitute a typo. On my keyboard, the S key is not adjacent to the C key.

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby OssumPossum » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:05 am

crywolf wrote:
Lizface killah wrote:Thank god someone pointed that out! What kind of crazy place would the internet be if typos went ignored?!


Unless you are like Smokey the Bear and have no fingers that would not constitute a typo. On my keyboard, the S key is not adjacent to the C key.


sadly, titcr

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby Bankhead » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:35 am

I just titled mine "Personal Statement". I think I got admitted solely on the strength of this creative title.

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby 20160810 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:44 am

Evidently "A Million Little Pieces" was taken, so I just called it "[SBL's Name]: Personal Statement"

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Re: Titles on personal statements

Postby MrOrange » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:49 am

I think I'm going to go with "The Smoking Gun: Help Me Learn How to Get Rid of It".




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