Applying next cycle, possible to reuse parts of PS?

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Ogresmash
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Applying next cycle, possible to reuse parts of PS?

Postby Ogresmash » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:40 pm

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2014
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Re: Applying next cycle, possible to reuse parts of PS?

Postby 2014 » Tue May 01, 2012 1:43 pm

It's fine to reuse it, especially in parts. I wouldn't count on them remembering it unless it was extremely unique anyway.

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Re: Applying next cycle, possible to reuse parts of PS?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 01, 2012 1:46 pm

I think even if they actually compared it to last year's, they'd be fine with you reusing parts and appreciate the fact that you did make some changes.

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Re: Applying next cycle, possible to reuse parts of PS?

Postby nshapkar » Tue May 01, 2012 1:48 pm

Yeah I reused mine from last year and can't say it hurt me. I improved my GPA/LSAT and that helped tremendously. They won't care if it's the same.

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Re: Applying next cycle, possible to reuse parts of PS?

Postby SilverE2 » Tue May 01, 2012 1:48 pm

I reused the same personal statement a cycle later, with a higher lsat score. Made no difference, some schools that rejected me before accepted me my second cycle. I'm not even convinced that they read the things, to be honest.

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Re: Applying next cycle, possible to reuse parts of PS?

Postby r6_philly » Wed May 02, 2012 4:01 pm

2014 wrote:It's fine to reuse it, especially in parts. I wouldn't count on them remembering it unless it was extremely unique anyway.


Even if it is, doesn't matter. It's not like a compelling story last year isn't going to be this year. I made some edits to mine based on changes in the intervening year. Actually I am still rocking the same PS for jobs and journal :mrgreen:

And I made no LSAT improvement and very minor GAP improvement.




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