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northwood
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transfer essay

Postby northwood » Wed May 30, 2012 8:52 pm

would anyone want to trade why school X transfer essays?

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transferquery
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Re: transfer essay

Postby transferquery » Wed May 30, 2012 8:53 pm

northwood undergrad mock trial team?

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northwood
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Re: transfer essay

Postby northwood » Wed May 30, 2012 9:06 pm

no, I did not attend northwood undergrad

Lyonsoccer87
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Re: transfer essay

Postby Lyonsoccer87 » Wed May 30, 2012 10:11 pm

I can PM you my transfer essay man i should finish in a day or two. I'm making mine straight to the point (background-WE-1L-why i wanna go to X school).

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Re: transfer essay

Postby Vronsky » Wed May 30, 2012 10:27 pm

FWIW, the consensus is that transfer personal statements are less important than in regular admissions. I also think the straight to the point bio with a little "why I want to go to X "that is at least somewhat personalized to the school is the norm.

However, if you are reaching for a top school, there are many qualified applicants with something similar. You are top 5% T30? There is someone who is top 5% T30 and someone else who is #1 T50, etc. Being somewhat more creative, in a way that represents "why I want to go to school X" can be a way to distinguish your application. The trick is not getting too creative so that it interferes with stating your main reason/goal for transferring.

Look up Arrow's essay about being in the library late at night studying as a 1L if you want to see a quality, creative PS.

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Re: transfer essay

Postby Lyonsoccer87 » Wed May 30, 2012 11:13 pm

where can i find the arrow essay? I did some searching and couldn't find it. If anyone can post a link, that would be great. thanks

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Vronsky
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Re: transfer essay

Postby Vronsky » Thu May 31, 2012 5:08 pm

Yeah I couldn't find it either. His stickied thread mentions writing a run-of-the-mill essay, but I specifically remember something that starts off with a quasi-creative writing part about fumbling around the for the light switch in an empty library.

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Re: transfer essay

Postby LawStudent4567 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:38 am

Agreed. This would be helpful. Unless some other successful transfer as some solid advice/guidelines for personal statements.




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