Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:07 pm

dakure wrote:I need to write a diversity statement. Urgh. How long are these normally?


"Please limit any optional essay to one page, double spaced and title it appropriately."

Mine right now is over 1 page... so I have to cut it down :(

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:07 pm

What kind of appropriate titles are they talking about?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:09 pm

PSUdevon wrote:What kind of appropriate titles are they talking about?


Assuming you can just add something in the header/1st line with the name of the essay. Like "Penn 5 year plan," or "Art/Literature Essay."

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dakure » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:09 pm

PSUdevon wrote:What kind of appropriate titles are they talking about?

Probably something like "Models And Bottles - How to get them and why I need them"

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Xifeng » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:13 pm

The way I titled all of my essays was in the header, I put:

Firstname Lastname
LSAC#
Personal Statement

(or Art/Literature Essay, Five-year Plan, etc.)

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:14 pm

Two optional essays for me. Looking forward to a long ride in these threads.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:35 pm

Xifeng wrote:The way I titled all of my essays was in the header, I put:

Firstname Lastname
LSAC#
Personal Statement

(or Art/Literature Essay, Five-year Plan, etc.)


This is what I did. But it's mainly because I stole the formatting from you from before :D

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby emkay625 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:07 pm

Checking in.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:04 pm

emkay625 wrote:Checking in.


Self tar?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Xifeng » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:12 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
emkay625 wrote:Checking in.


Self tar?


QFcreeping

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby vincanity1 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:50 pm

Will apply but with reservations about Philly

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Revolver066 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:01 pm

Alrightttt. Thanks for the threads OP. It's good motivation for me to keep up on my application process. So i'm thinking a DS and then a Why Penn that includes a bit of my 5-year plan

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby minnbills » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:45 pm

I migh throw Penn an app as a reach, not sure yet.
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby fltanglab » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:28 pm

Hello everyone. I'm hoping the admissions office is familiar with my chosen piece of literature...

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:43 pm

fltanglab wrote:Hello everyone. I'm hoping the admissions office is familiar with my chosen piece of literature...


I highly doubt it matters whether they're familiar with your chosen piece of literature.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby r6_philly » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:52 am

Best of luck everyone! Hope to see some of you next fall. I will continue to serve as your TLS Penn info center (for the 3rd cycle) :mrgreen: so feel free to ask questions.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:53 am

r6_philly wrote:Best of luck everyone! Hope to see some of you next fall. I will continue to serve as your TLS Penn info center (for the 3rd cycle) :mrgreen: so feel free to ask questions.


:D Hopefully 1L work doesn't take you away from us forever r6.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby r6_philly » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:05 am

descartesb4thehorse wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Best of luck everyone! Hope to see some of you next fall. I will continue to serve as your TLS Penn info center (for the 3rd cycle) :mrgreen: so feel free to ask questions.


:D Hopefully 1L work doesn't take you away from us forever r6.


Not anymore than the summer has :) I am sure I will have application cycle withdraw once the action picks up. This process has consumed 2 years of my life, it's really hard to accept that it's over!

But eagerly looking forward to meeting you guys at ASW. I am not sure I will sign up for the post acceptance committee, but I will def. volunteer being a panelist.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby fltanglab » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:04 am

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
fltanglab wrote:Hello everyone. I'm hoping the admissions office is familiar with my chosen piece of literature...


I highly doubt it matters whether they're familiar with your chosen piece of literature.


Well it would make understanding the essay a little better, although I give a summary of the gist in the intro. *shrug* Not changing the essay anyway.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby nids333 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:17 pm

Hawkeye Pierce thanks so much for compiling all of this information and starting this thread!

For those of you who are writing the 5 year plan essay, how did you interpret "professional development." I basically said that Penn would help foster a sense of integrity. The pre-law advisor at my undergrad said I might be off with that topic...

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:29 pm

nids333 wrote:Hawkeye Pierce thanks so much for compiling all of this information and starting this thread!

For those of you who are writing the 5 year plan essay, how did you interpret "professional development." I basically said that Penn would help foster a sense of integrity. The pre-law advisor at my undergrad said I might be off with that topic...


I was thinking more along the line of practical experience I can get at Penn such as clinics, internships, etc.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:36 pm

nids333 wrote:Hawkeye Pierce thanks so much for compiling all of this information and starting this thread!

For those of you who are writing the 5 year plan essay, how did you interpret "professional development." I basically said that Penn would help foster a sense of integrity. The pre-law advisor at my undergrad said I might be off with that topic...


Like Xifeng said earlier, I essentially just wrote a Why Penn? essay, alluding to a five-year plan. I talked about one of their clinics and how that would benefit my development as a lawyer.

I'm not sure how much I'd trust a pre-law advisor, lol. TLS rips them apart for being more-or-less useless.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sanetruth » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:35 am

count me in this. tag rampage.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby absolutazn87 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:24 pm

Hey guys! I'm gonna be a 1L at Penn in a week or so! So feel free to ask me any questions!

and hi XiFeng :)

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:20 pm

absolutazn87 wrote:Hey guys! I'm gonna be a 1L at Penn in a week or so! So feel free to ask me any questions!

and hi XiFeng :)


If you don't mind me asking, what made Penn stand out for you? Why did you choose Penn? :D




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