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I am starting to write my personal statement, but I am curious as to how much time I might have ahead of me before being finished. I am just wondering how long it took some of you from your initial draft to your final one.
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I've been working on my for about a month and went through about 7 incomplete drafts.... but I just finished a solid first draft last night after deciding on an angle. I'm giving myself another 2 weeks and hoping it'll be ready to submit after that.
- Mickey Quicknumbers
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ntzsch wrote:what was so time consuming was throwing out old drafts.
once i found the angle i could live with, it was pretty simple, but still a couple hours a day for about a 4 days editing.
Just the draft I decided to keep: 4 hours, and then 1 more for editing after feedback
How long have I spent on personal statements? about 20 hours over the course of a month and a half
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I started back in March because one of my LOR writers wanted to see a draft. After about five different topics and a million edits, I finally decided I had a finished product in August. It was nice to have plenty of time to give the thing a rest for a few days (weeks, even) and come back to it with fresh eyes. So yeah, I guess I worked on mine for a long time.