How long did you work on your ps for?

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Baruch Hume
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How long did you work on your ps for?

Postby Baruch Hume » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:01 pm

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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voice of reason
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Re: How long did you work on your ps for?

Postby voice of reason » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:44 am

About five years.

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Xanadu
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Re: How long did you work on your ps for?

Postby Xanadu » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:57 am

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.

Good luck!!

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Eigenvalue A
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Re: How long did you work on your ps for?

Postby Eigenvalue A » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:02 am

forever and a day.

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Re: How long did you work on your ps for?

Postby jsoell » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:30 am

Been working on it for two weeks. Probably about another week and then I´ll submit apps.

EDIT: What turned out to be much more time consuming than I originally thought was the resume.

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Re: How long did you work on your ps for?

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:54 am

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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Re: How long did you work on your ps for?

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:55 am

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jm19
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Re: How long did you work on your ps for?

Postby jm19 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:45 am

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.

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Re: How long did you work on your ps for?

Postby aleighp » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:06 pm

It took me a month-ish. I had about 6 drafts, and had 4 different people review it/provide comments: my boyfriend, his dad, my classmate & good friend from UG, and an UG professor.

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Re: How long did you work on your ps for?

Postby dakatz » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:08 pm

The idea for my PS came to my head about a year before I wrote it. But after I actually got in down on paper, it was about 3 weeks of edits before I hammered out the final product.

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Re: How long did you work on your ps for?

Postby dwoolsto » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:10 pm

banged that sh!t out in about a half-hour

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Re: How long did you work on your ps for?

Postby umichgrad » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:04 pm

twelve years.




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