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Re: rejected at back up school! please provide reasons why...

Postby twentythree » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:18 am

pany1985 wrote:Maybe they googled your name and it came up with nothing but sex offenders and scientologists


Someone with my exact name is a registered sex offender in Florida. I frequently wonder when this will cause me problems in the future.

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Postby flhealth » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:19 am

rubies wrote:kak23: Previous was 153, so yes, kind of low.
In my PS, I did mention stuff about science blahbalh, but this was not unwarranted.

scoobyman: Thank you for your advice. I was debating whether or not to do so but I definitely will now. I will also apply to another one or two safety schools as well. As for the personal statement, it is too late to change it up since I've applied to everywhere that matters.


crystalhawkeye: Yeah, figures I wasn't a great "fit."


bama philospohe: My recommendations were from my science professors and a PhD I worked with this summer on genetic research. No substantial misconduct.


kflyer: It may not have been worthy of accolades, but it wasn't downright horrible (I hope.) Of course, those things are all a subjective..


twentythree: no bold or caps, just regular 12 point font. And I had it revised by several professors of different disciplines as well as my peers.


wquick324: Hmm, this is interesting. Other schools I claimed to apply to in the application (and did) were: UT-Austin, University of Washington, University of Houston, and South Texas (local in Houston.) Besides South Texas, Texas Tech was the only one outside the top 100 rankings.


rebecko: I could... and probably will when I get over my virtual sphere shyness.


lsb: This yield protection thing is new to me but schools do leave space for applicants to list schools they think about applying to. I do not know whether or not I could have lied there, so I told the truth.




Thank you for the replies. =]

still think you should post your PS....

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Re: rejected at back up school! please provide reasons why...

Postby SoxyPirate » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:19 am

twentythree wrote:
pany1985 wrote:Maybe they googled your name and it came up with nothing but sex offenders and scientologists


Someone with my exact name is a registered sex offender in Florida. I frequently wonder when this will cause me problems in the future.



Only if you move to Florida...

...and rape someone.

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Postby rubies » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:20 am

veritas85: Sorry, prelawdelt?

joobacca: They should have thrown money at me, lol.

ChrisNY: Will do first thing in the morning..

pany1985: ..if only something actually came up. But according to Google, I am still a nobody, haha.



PS coming right up.

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Re: rejected at back up school! please provide reasons why...

Postby pany1985 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:21 am

I wonder what they do to you if you rape a sex offender...

I assume probably the same thing as if you rape anyone else, only everyone's probably a lot nicer to you while they're doing it

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Postby SoxyPirate » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:23 am

pany1985 wrote:I wonder what they do to you if you rape a sex offender...

I assume probably the same thing as if you rape anyone else, only everyone's probably a lot nicer to you while they're doing it


It's called a sex sex offender offender.

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Postby joobacca » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:23 am

twentythree wrote:
pany1985 wrote:Maybe they googled your name and it came up with nothing but sex offenders and scientologists


Someone with my exact name is a registered sex offender in Florida. I frequently wonder when this will cause me problems in the future.


that seriously sucks

EDIT: How do you know that?

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Postby flhealth » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:25 am

twentythree wrote:
pany1985 wrote:Maybe they googled your name and it came up with nothing but sex offenders and scientologists


Someone with my exact name is a registered sex offender in Florida. I frequently wonder when this will cause me problems in the future.

in florida they show the face of the offenders....what would REALLY suck is if you had the same face :shock:

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Postby joobacca » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:25 am

pany1985 wrote:I wonder what they do to you if you rape a sex offender...

I assume probably the same thing as if you rape anyone else, only everyone's probably a lot nicer to you while they're doing it


i think it depends. if you did it because the victim is a sex offender, then maybe you might preferential treatment. if not, you're just as sick as the other person

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Postby bahnerjulia » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:26 am

flhealth wrote:
twentythree wrote:
pany1985 wrote:Maybe they googled your name and it came up with nothing but sex offenders and scientologists


Someone with my exact name is a registered sex offender in Florida. I frequently wonder when this will cause me problems in the future.

in florida they show the face of the offenders....what would REALLY suck is if you had the same face :shock:


lol

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Re: rejected at back up school! please provide reasons why...

Postby SoxyPirate » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:27 am

flhealth wrote:
twentythree wrote:
pany1985 wrote:Maybe they googled your name and it came up with nothing but sex offenders and scientologists


Someone with my exact name is a registered sex offender in Florida. I frequently wonder when this will cause me problems in the future.

in florida they show the face of the offenders....what would REALLY suck is if you had the same face :shock:


I have the same name as a porn star. I thought about adding a full body semi-nude picture of myself to my applications just to make sure they didn't confuse me with that guy.

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Re: rejected at back up school! please provide reasons why...

Postby flhealth » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:29 am

SoxyPirate wrote:
flhealth wrote:
twentythree wrote:
pany1985 wrote:Maybe they googled your name and it came up with nothing but sex offenders and scientologists


Someone with my exact name is a registered sex offender in Florida. I frequently wonder when this will cause me problems in the future.

in florida they show the face of the offenders....what would REALLY suck is if you had the same face :shock:


I have the same name as a porn star. I thought about adding a full body semi-nude picture of myself to my applications just to make sure they didn't confuse me with that guy.

Ron Jeremy?
John Holmes?
Buck Naked?

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Re: rejected at back up school! please provide reasons why...

Postby rubies » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:30 am

This is the 700 word (or so) version of my PS. I have 3 other versions: 2 pages, 3 pages, and a newly edited version.
I am aware that the following may contain flaws, points of awkwardness and weakness, etc. The question is... is it SO BAD that it caused my rejection from a (former) safety school.



Even now, the pain inflicted by the slender bamboo stick still resonates in my mind. Oldest of six, I was given the most responsibility and was appointed as “overseer” of my four cousins and sister. While a price accompanied this authority, maintaining it was not a duty I shirked or surrendered. As a mediator I evaluated disputes between the younger ones. There were times when I favored one child over another, but I never intentionally deviated from supplying a fair outcome. No one escaped my grandfather’s wrath in the rare instances the situation grew outside my governing. I can still picture the line we formed, oldest to youngest, when he delivered our punishments on the palms of our hands. Years later I would acknowledge this nurturing as the foundation of my character.
Those childhood concerns were soon replaced by the demands of adulthood and the ultimate quest for a personal purpose. In college, I developed a predilection for chemistry and was a laboratory assistant for several courses. Supervising underclassmen in an environment of acids and bases revealed my capacity to maintain a calm demeanor and a quick mind in the midst of turmoil. My ability to thoroughly observe and objectively analyze all facets of a situation have been cultivated and refined through the rigors of science.
Many of my peers yearned to practice medicine, yet I found caring for the ill as unappealing as I thought it remarkable. When asked “why medicine,” my colleagues declared it the right path. Though doubtful, I secretly wished that I too could see the light. I began my internship at The University of Texas – Houston (UTH) with great anticipation for professional enlightenment. Though I acquired an immense respect for scientific research, it pulled me further away from what I thought was in store. The solitude of a laboratory was not what I truly aspired to attain; I simply missed personal interaction in an intense and varying environment.
In search of another career route, I embarked on an inward quest as well as an outward one. I was coincidentally introduced to two intellectual property attorneys through my laboratory supervisor from UTH. In addition to their personal experiences and valuable guidance, they also provided me with a greater insight to law school. When I learned that both lawyers held doctorate degrees in molecular biology prior to their law studies, the uncertainties I had concerning my academic background evaporated.
I registered for my first political science course, The American Court System. The first day disclosed that I was the only non-political science major in the upper level course, but I need not have worried; I achieved the highest grade on the first exam. That I could excel in a discipline, far removed from the accustomed, was not most significant. I have become enthralled by the dynamics of the courtroom and its actors. I have discovered the true essence of an adversarial court system: one that depends on the cooperation of all legal persons involved, one that strives for stringency as much as it does for flexibility, and one, though certainly flawed, that attempts to sustain harmony while often settling for less than desired outcomes.
Paired with a taste for controversy, my inquisitive nature has annoyed my closest friends and family without end. Hurling inquiry after inquiry, I never ceased to be skeptical before surfacing as a believer. Various professors describe me as “anal” (short for analytical), an attribute I proudly admit to possess. My habitual probing of statements and ideas permits examinations of other possibilities as opposed to easy acceptances.
While others are romanced by the marvels of a utopia, I am a strict believer of balance and revel in the beauty that appears as chaos. Good cannot exist without evil, light without darkness, or law without disorder. This concept dwells securely in my core. To ignore the path for which I was tailored is to renounce the person I am. While some view my previous choices as an unnecessary detour, I appreciate them as the northern lights that have lit the way.
After countless stops I have arrived at somewhere foreign yet familiar.
In the form of five innocent voices, I am reunited with my calling.

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Postby pany1985 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:32 am

It starts out like weird pedophilic S&M erotica, which I like

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Re: rejected at back up school! please provide reasons why...

Postby SoxyPirate » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:32 am

flhealth wrote:Ron Jeremy?
John Holmes?
Buck Naked?


Dick C. Normous

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Postby SoxyPirate » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:33 am

pany1985 wrote:It starts out like weird pedophilic S&M erotica, which I like


I swear I was thinking the same thing! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby lsb » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:34 am

.

I see no problem with this. At least nothing that would explain the rejection. I honestly think that this cycle is just really competitive.
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Postby crystalhawkeye » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:35 am

Maybe seeing the word "anal" made them uncomfortable.

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Postby rubies » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:35 am

SoxyPirate wrote:
pany1985 wrote:It starts out like weird pedophilic S&M erotica, which I like


I swear I was thinking the same thing! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



I hope that's not what the law schools were thinking..

haha! so much for being PERSONAL.

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Postby twentythree » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:36 am

pany1985 wrote:It starts out like weird pedophilic S&M erotica, which I like


The sex offender discussion, which I feared had been off topic, proved to be surprisingly relevant.

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Postby johnnyg7 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:36 am

pany1985 wrote:It starts out like weird pedophilic S&M erotica, which I like


TITCR

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Postby flhealth » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:36 am

rubies wrote:This is the 700 word (or so) version of my PS. I have 3 other versions: 2 pages, 3 pages, and a newly edited version.
I am aware that the following may contain flaws, points of awkwardness and weakness, etc. The question is... is it SO BAD that it caused my rejection from a (former) safety school.



Even now, the pain inflicted by the slender bamboo stick still resonates in my mind. Oldest of six, I was given the most responsibility and was appointed as “overseer” of my four cousins and sister. While a price accompanied this authority, maintaining it was not a duty I shirked or surrendered. As a mediator I evaluated disputes between the younger ones. There were times when I favored one child over another, but I never intentionally deviated from supplying a fair outcome. No one escaped my grandfather’s wrath in the rare instances the situation grew outside my governing. I can still picture the line we formed, oldest to youngest, when he delivered our punishments on the palms of our hands. Years later I would acknowledge this nurturing as the foundation of my character.
Those childhood concerns were soon replaced by the demands of adulthood and the ultimate quest for a personal purpose. In college, I developed a predilection for chemistry and was a laboratory assistant for several courses. Supervising underclassmen in an environment of acids and bases revealed my capacity to maintain a calm demeanor and a quick mind in the midst of turmoil. My ability to thoroughly observe and objectively analyze all facets of a situation have been cultivated and refined through the rigors of science.
Many of my peers yearned to practice medicine, yet I found caring for the ill as unappealing as I thought it remarkable. When asked “why medicine,” my colleagues declared it the right path. Though doubtful, I secretly wished that I too could see the light. I began my internship at The University of Texas – Houston (UTH) with great anticipation for professional enlightenment. Though I acquired an immense respect for scientific research, it pulled me further away from what I thought was in store. The solitude of a laboratory was not what I truly aspired to attain; I simply missed personal interaction in an intense and varying environment.
In search of another career route, I embarked on an inward quest as well as an outward one. I was coincidentally introduced to two intellectual property attorneys through my laboratory supervisor from UTH. In addition to their personal experiences and valuable guidance, they also provided me with a greater insight to law school. When I learned that both lawyers held doctorate degrees in molecular biology prior to their law studies, the uncertainties I had concerning my academic background evaporated.
I registered for my first political science course, The American Court System. The first day disclosed that I was the only non-political science major in the upper level course, but I need not have worried; I achieved the highest grade on the first exam. That I could excel in a discipline, far removed from the accustomed, was not most significant. I have become enthralled by the dynamics of the courtroom and its actors. I have discovered the true essence of an adversarial court system: one that depends on the cooperation of all legal persons involved, one that strives for stringency as much as it does for flexibility, and one, though certainly flawed, that attempts to sustain harmony while often settling for less than desired outcomes.
Paired with a taste for controversy, my inquisitive nature has annoyed my closest friends and family without end. Hurling inquiry after inquiry, I never ceased to be skeptical before surfacing as a believer. Various professors describe me as “anal” (short for analytical), an attribute I proudly admit to possess. My habitual probing of statements and ideas permits examinations of other possibilities as opposed to easy acceptances.
While others are romanced by the marvels of a utopia, I am a strict believer of balance and revel in the beauty that appears as chaos. Good cannot exist without evil, light without darkness, or law without disorder. This concept dwells securely in my core. To ignore the path for which I was tailored is to renounce the person I am. While some view my previous choices as an unnecessary detour, I appreciate them as the northern lights that have lit the way.
After countless stops I have arrived at somewhere foreign yet familiar.
In the form of five innocent voices, I am reunited with my calling.


whats your native language? yoda?

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Postby rubies » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:37 am

crystalhawkeye wrote:Maybe seeing the word "anal" made them uncomfortable.


Yes, I thought about that too when writing it. All my other professors found it funny/not inappropriate.


Did it bother you?



twentythree: LOL true.

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Postby SoxyPirate » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:37 am

This has got to be the greatest thread ever. Maybe it's just because I'm tired...but I'm laughing my ass off over here.

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Re: rejected at back up school! please provide reasons why...

Postby rubies » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:38 am

flhealth wrote:
rubies wrote:This is the 700 word (or so) version of my PS. I have 3 other versions: 2 pages, 3 pages, and a newly edited version.
I am aware that the following may contain flaws, points of awkwardness and weakness, etc. The question is... is it SO BAD that it caused my rejection from a (former) safety school.



Even now, the pain inflicted by the slender bamboo stick still resonates in my mind. Oldest of six, I was given the most responsibility and was appointed as “overseer” of my four cousins and sister. While a price accompanied this authority, maintaining it was not a duty I shirked or surrendered. As a mediator I evaluated disputes between the younger ones. There were times when I favored one child over another, but I never intentionally deviated from supplying a fair outcome. No one escaped my grandfather’s wrath in the rare instances the situation grew outside my governing. I can still picture the line we formed, oldest to youngest, when he delivered our punishments on the palms of our hands. Years later I would acknowledge this nurturing as the foundation of my character.
Those childhood concerns were soon replaced by the demands of adulthood and the ultimate quest for a personal purpose. In college, I developed a predilection for chemistry and was a laboratory assistant for several courses. Supervising underclassmen in an environment of acids and bases revealed my capacity to maintain a calm demeanor and a quick mind in the midst of turmoil. My ability to thoroughly observe and objectively analyze all facets of a situation have been cultivated and refined through the rigors of science.
Many of my peers yearned to practice medicine, yet I found caring for the ill as unappealing as I thought it remarkable. When asked “why medicine,” my colleagues declared it the right path. Though doubtful, I secretly wished that I too could see the light. I began my internship at The University of Texas – Houston (UTH) with great anticipation for professional enlightenment. Though I acquired an immense respect for scientific research, it pulled me further away from what I thought was in store. The solitude of a laboratory was not what I truly aspired to attain; I simply missed personal interaction in an intense and varying environment.
In search of another career route, I embarked on an inward quest as well as an outward one. I was coincidentally introduced to two intellectual property attorneys through my laboratory supervisor from UTH. In addition to their personal experiences and valuable guidance, they also provided me with a greater insight to law school. When I learned that both lawyers held doctorate degrees in molecular biology prior to their law studies, the uncertainties I had concerning my academic background evaporated.
I registered for my first political science course, The American Court System. The first day disclosed that I was the only non-political science major in the upper level course, but I need not have worried; I achieved the highest grade on the first exam. That I could excel in a discipline, far removed from the accustomed, was not most significant. I have become enthralled by the dynamics of the courtroom and its actors. I have discovered the true essence of an adversarial court system: one that depends on the cooperation of all legal persons involved, one that strives for stringency as much as it does for flexibility, and one, though certainly flawed, that attempts to sustain harmony while often settling for less than desired outcomes.
Paired with a taste for controversy, my inquisitive nature has annoyed my closest friends and family without end. Hurling inquiry after inquiry, I never ceased to be skeptical before surfacing as a believer. Various professors describe me as “anal” (short for analytical), an attribute I proudly admit to possess. My habitual probing of statements and ideas permits examinations of other possibilities as opposed to easy acceptances.
While others are romanced by the marvels of a utopia, I am a strict believer of balance and revel in the beauty that appears as chaos. Good cannot exist without evil, light without darkness, or law without disorder. This concept dwells securely in my core. To ignore the path for which I was tailored is to renounce the person I am. While some view my previous choices as an unnecessary detour, I appreciate them as the northern lights that have lit the way.
After countless stops I have arrived at somewhere foreign yet familiar.
In the form of five innocent voices, I am reunited with my calling.


whats your native language? yoda?



is yours rhetorical?




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