Writing sample legibility

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Helicio
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Writing sample legibility

Postby Helicio » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:00 pm

So my writing sample from June is decent, but the handwriting looks like it was written by a two year old. Will lawl schools penalize me for this? Especially if they cannot make out some words?

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby cc.celina » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:03 pm

Honestly it seems like they just glance at it to make sure you know English and it's not a wildly different quality than your PS. I think they understand that you're writing it in half an hour at the end of a stressful 4 hour test. I wouldn't worry about it, esp. cos you can't do anything about it now.

Look, the fact that I replied proves I unfoed you! :D

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby Helicio » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:07 pm

cc.celina wrote:Honestly it seems like they just glance at it to make sure you know English and it's not a wildly different quality than your PS. I think they understand that you're writing it in half an hour at the end of a stressful 4 hour test. I wouldn't worry about it, esp. cos you can't do anything about it now.

Look, the fact that I replied proves I unfoed you! :D


Thanks celina :).

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby FlanSolo » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:11 pm

The writing sample from mine was about a child whose last name was Wang. His parents were also involved in the hypo. I referred to him as "the little Wang." I don't think your handwriting will matter.

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby Noitaraperp » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:52 am

Did anyone get the family vacation? Haha, one of the options was clearly better than the other.

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby BallHog » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:53 am

lawl schools might. :o eh, it's time for bed.

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby smaug_ » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:59 am

Doesn't matter at all. Do not worry about this.

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby HuskyHopeful » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:18 pm

I got the family vacation essay, was nearly impossible to write creatively about planning a family vacation.

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby redbullvodka » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:34 pm

My handwriting is scary bad. Still got into all the schools my numbers would predict. Thank god for computer-based examinations in law school.

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby 06102016 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:35 pm

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby TheThriller » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:40 pm

I wrote that taking their children through the international terminal at the airport would be by far their most culturally enriching experience.

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby bobbyh1919 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:42 pm

I can't imagine any scenario in which a school would have to read these in order to determine an acceptance/denial. Unless your PS just reeks of something fishy, these probably never see the light of day.

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby ilovelawtays » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:58 pm

As long as it doesn't look like the handwriting of a 2-year-old serial killer, you're probably fine.




Probably.

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby cc.celina » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:39 pm

ilovelawtays wrote:As long as it doesn't look like the handwriting of a 2-year-old serial killer, you're probably fine.

What would this look like? All the d's and b's are switched, the e's are upside down and it's written in your own blood?

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby ilovelawtays » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:58 pm

cc.celina wrote:
ilovelawtays wrote:As long as it doesn't look like the handwriting of a 2-year-old serial killer, you're probably fine.

What would this look like? All the d's and b's are switched, the e's are upside down and it's written in your own blood?


I'm going to go on record stating that if a 2 year old can write, they'll probably end up being a serial killer.

And yes to all your suggestions, btw.

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby TERS » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:47 pm

Wait, a two-year-old serial killer?

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby BallHog » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:00 pm

Can a two year old hold a knife let alone be able to pierce a human with it?

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby kwais » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:06 pm

I thought this thread was about the legibility of a writing sample for an OCI interview. I was like "fuck yes it has to be legible!" good times.

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby TERS » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:07 pm

kwais wrote:I thought this thread was about the legibility of a writing sample for an OCI interview. I was like "fuck yes it has to be legible!" good times.


Fuck that, we're on to two-year-old serial killers

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby ilovelawtays » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:36 pm

I mean really, how much fine motor skill development do you need to grip something into the palm of your hand?

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby BallHog » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:59 pm

ilovelawtays wrote:I mean really, how much fine motor skill development do you need to grip something into the palm of your hand?


Gripping is one thing, but knowing where to strike is another. How does a baby know where the jugular is?

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby Scotusnerd » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:15 pm

I had a similar problem on the LSAT. My handwriting was godawful. It didn't affect my chances.

That said, you are going to need to sign your name on documents, and are going to have to fill in forms from time to time. While most of us on this site are the product of the digital age, our bosses are not. I'd recommend spending some time to improve your handwriting. Try this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Write-Now-Complete-Program-Handwriting/dp/0876781180/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341457915&sr=8-1&keywords=handwriting+for+adults

It took me about two or three weeks before I got to legibility, and I'm still working on my signature, but it was well worth the effort I put in. I'm not ashamed of writing checks anymore, and it just helps with my self-esteem. I suspect it'll help in a small way around offices as well, much like tying your tie properly or brushing your hair.

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby ilovelawtays » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:21 pm

Srsly?

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby TERS » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:28 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I read that seriously at first.

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Re: Writing sample legibility

Postby BallHog » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:34 pm

LOL




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