Please critique my withdrawal letter

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Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby reebtoor » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:37 pm

Tell me what you think:

Dear Mr. XXXXXXX

I was delighted to hear about your willingness to grant me admission to XXXXXXXXXXXX. As you might imagine, I have had an unusually high volume of mail from various institutions, and while I have reviewed the various pamphlets you were so kind to send me, as well as the information on your website, I regret that I will be unable to accept admission to your school at this time. I congratulate you on your decision to teach law, and I wish you the best with your other applicants. Have a wonderful day!

Sincerely,

reebtoor

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:38 pm

With that LSAT I wouldn't be snarky at any T1.

hope that hurts.

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby booboo » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:39 pm

Seriously?

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby memaha » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:41 pm

booboo wrote:Seriously?


+1 is this a joke?

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby reebtoor » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:43 pm

memaha wrote:
booboo wrote:Seriously?


+1 is this a joke?


Yeah, Desert Fox, is it?

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:45 pm

reebtoor wrote:
memaha wrote:
booboo wrote:Seriously?


+1 is this a joke?


Yeah, Desert Fox, is it?


Haha.

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby robin600 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:36 pm

When I withdrew from some of the wait lists I was on I did it in a one sentence email.
Thanks for your consideration of my application for the class of 2013 via the wait list. I regret to inform you that I cannot keep my spot on the wait list.
Thank you,
me

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby Notor » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:10 pm

You sound like a douche.

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby TTTennis » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:13 pm

reebtoor wrote:Tell me what you think:

Dear Mr. XXXXXXX

I was delighted to hear about your willingness to grant me admission to XXXXXXXXXXXX. As you might imagine, I have had an unusually high volume of mail from various institutions, and while I have reviewed the various pamphlets you were so kind to send me, as well as the information on your website, I regret that I will be unable to accept admission to your school at this time. I congratulate you on your decision to teach law, and I wish you the best with your other applicants. Have a wonderful day!

Sincerely,

reebtoor


hahahaha! Is this a joke? "I congratulate you on your decision to teach law." Really?

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby Borhas » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:15 pm

reebtoor wrote:Tell me what you think:

Dear Mr. XXXXXXX

I was delighted to hear about your willingness to grant me admission to XXXXXXXXXXXX. [strike]As you might imagine, I have had an unusually high volume of mail from various institutions, and while I have reviewed the various pamphlets you were so kind to send me, as well as the information on your website,[/strike]I regret that I will be unable to accept admission to your school at this time. [strike]I congratulate you on your decision to teach law, and I wish you the best with your other applicants. Have a wonderful day![/strike]
Sincerely,

reebtoor



if you really want to be a douche then tell them something about how they are qualified, but that you only have a limited amount of law schools you can attend and that you are sure that many excellent students will enroll there.

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:17 pm

Only only thing worse than this poor fucked out joke, is the idiots taking it serious. Have fun at cornell everyone.

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby Borhas » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:22 pm

quit pooping on everybody's parade

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:26 pm

Borhas wrote:quit pooping on everybody's parade


I know the Cornell comment is out of line.

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby TTTennis » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:34 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Borhas wrote:quit pooping on everybody's parade


I know the Cornell comment is out of line.


Cornell is a TTT. lol

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby Andrew the Wolverine » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:42 pm

I'm not going to mock this post like some other people, because I'm not entirely sure it's a fake. However, if it is real, OP definitely needs to take out major chunks of the letter, especially the patronizing stuff about congratulating the recipient. That is out of line. Make it short and sweet, you don't have to explain yourself. You could accomplish your goal in one sentence, thanking them, and then saying you regret that you will be withdrawing. Good thing you posted it on here, again, if it is real.

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby scionb4 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:46 pm

I've been noticing a lot of Cornell hate on TLS. What's that all about? Did something happen this year?

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:49 pm

scionb4 wrote:I've been noticing a lot of Cornell hate on TLS. What's that all about? Did something happen this year?


It is the worst T13.

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:49 pm

Andrew the Wolverine wrote:I'm not going to mock this post like some other people, because I'm not entirely sure it's a fake. However, if it is real, OP definitely needs to take out major chunks of the letter, especially the patronizing stuff about congratulating the recipient. That is out of line. Make it short and sweet, you don't have to explain yourself. You could accomplish your goal in one sentence, thanking them, and then saying you regret that you will be withdrawing. Good thing you posted it on here, again, if it is real.

+1
If this is real, no offense because I'm sure you personally are not a douche, but this is the douchiest e-mail I've ever seen. It sounds like you're trying really hard not to hurt the little law school's feelings. Here's my counter-letter:
Dear Mr. X,
Thank you for your consideration of my application.
I ain't matriculating.
Have a great day.
Sincerely, etc.

If it's not real, I do think it's pretty funny. Better than the "rejection of your rejection" letter.

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:50 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
scionb4 wrote:I've been noticing a lot of Cornell hate on TLS. What's that all about? Did something happen this year?


It is the worst T13.

:shock: Beyond-blatant anti-GULC trolling!

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby scionb4 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:52 pm

Why would you even send them this letter? Are you required to withdraw because you were admitted early decision somewhere else? If you were, show some fucking respect. There are probably lots of people that wish they could get into the school you are shitting all over. You aren't any better than they are.

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:53 pm

scionb4 wrote:Why would you even send them this letter? Are you required to withdraw because you were admitted early decision somewhere else? If you were, show some fucking respect. There are probably lots of people that wish they could get into the school you are shitting all over. You aren't any better than they are.


Go compare this with your numerous rejection letters you are might get the joke.

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:54 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
scionb4 wrote:I've been noticing a lot of Cornell hate on TLS. What's that all about? Did something happen this year?


It is the worst T13.

:shock: Beyond-blatant anti-GULC trolling!


Gulc is the best regional school in America.

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby scionb4 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:59 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
scionb4 wrote:Why would you even send them this letter? Are you required to withdraw because you were admitted early decision somewhere else? If you were, show some fucking respect. There are probably lots of people that wish they could get into the school you are shitting all over. You aren't any better than they are.


Go compare this with your numerous rejection letters you are might get the joke.


First of all, I only have one rejection, while I have four acceptances. And yes, I get the irony there if that is what the OP is doing.

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby Snoopy1216 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:03 am

Damn, I cant wait to send out a withdrawal letter. It'll feel good to see a rejection going somewhere besides myself... I'm going to whip out an obnoxious familiar one: "I was unable to grant you a favorable decision" or "I have seen an increase in acceptances, approximately 2 more than expected, thus I regret that I must decline my attending your law school." Oooooooh I can't wait!!

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Re: Please critique my withdrawal letter

Postby BenJ » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:07 am

Try this one instead. It works wonders.


Dear XXXX Law School Admissions Staff,

Over the course of this year’s law school admissions cycle, I have submitted applications to many excellent law schools such as yours. Unfortunately, no matter how compelling the establishment, a student can only attend one of the fine institutions to which they apply. I regret to inform you that you have not been selected for my attendance in the autumn of 2010. Nonetheless, your eminent quality convinces me that you will matriculate other top scholars this fall. My deepest thanks for considering me as a potential student, and best wishes in all of your future endeavors.


Sincerely,
XXXX




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