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nematoad
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Emory PS

Postby nematoad » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:36 pm

The application says "The Personal Statement should not exceed two typed pages (single or double spaced). Applicants will disadvantage themselves by disregarding this limit".
I feel like the single spaced part is a trick or something.
Has anyone submitted their Emory PS single spaced? My essay is currently 3 pages double-spaced and it'd be nice if i didn't have to cut it down.

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Re: Emory PS

Postby S de Garmeaux » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:38 pm

nematoad wrote:The application says "The Personal Statement should not exceed two typed pages (single or double spaced). Applicants will disadvantage themselves by disregarding this limit".
I feel like the single spaced part is a trick or something.
Has anyone submitted their Emory PS single spaced? My essay is currently 3 pages double-spaced and it'd be nice if i didn't have to cut it down.


i actually asked the same question on here a few months back

check your PMs

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Re: Emory PS

Postby KellyD09 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:39 pm

I did. I preferred to send it single space than to risk not adhering to the 2 page limit that they seem to be very strict about.

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Re: Emory PS

Postby DukeHopeful » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:41 pm

I'd be interested in knowing if anyone else submitted their PS single spaced as well. Could they really hold it against you if you submit a three page DS shortened to one and a half pages SS? Those tricky bastards....

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Re: Emory PS

Postby DukeHopeful » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:42 pm

KellyD09 wrote:I did. I preferred to send it single space than to risk not adhering to the 2 page limit that they seem to be very strict about.


Sorry, didn't see your post before I posted. Have you heard anything?

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Re: Emory PS

Postby nematoad » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:42 pm

thank you. but now i'm torn between cutting it and leaving it. those bastards! :evil:
maybe 1.5?

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Re: Emory PS

Postby S de Garmeaux » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:44 pm

So i don't need to PM those interested, here is my messages to the Admissions office regarding this issue:

Dear Admissions Officer,

I am in the process of applying to your law school. I have one question, however, regarding the guidelines for the length of the personal statement. The instructions on the application read as follows:

"The personal statement should not exceed two typed pages (single- or double-spaced). Applicants will disadvantage themselves by disregarding this limit."

I can't help but find the wording of your guideline regarding document length to be a bit ambiguous. Do you mean to say that the personal statement submitted ought to be able to stand in either single- or double-space form and not exceed two pages? Or does this mean that a single-spaced personal statement under the two page limit, which would otherwise exceed this limit if it were expanded to double-spacing, would be acceptable?

I appreciate any feedback you can give me in this matter.

Sincerely,

Sean Degarmo
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Hi Sean,

The committee members will be reviewing all files online. If you are
able to limit your personal statment to two, doulbe spaced, pages it
will allow the committee members to review your personal statement
with greater ease and speed.
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On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 4:53 PM, Sean deGarmo <sdegarmo@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Admissions Officer,
>
> I am in the process of applying to your law school. I have one question,
> however, regarding the guidelines for the length of the personal statement.
> The instructions on the application read as follows:
>
> "The personal statement should not exceed two typed pages (single- or
> double-spaced). Applicants will disadvantage themselves by disregarding this
> limit."
>
> I can't help but find the wording of your guideline regarding document
> length to be a bit ambiguous. Do you mean to say that the personal
> statement submitted ought to be able to stand in either single- or
> double-space form and not exceed two pages? Or does this mean that a
> single-spaced personal statement under the two page limit, which would
> otherwise exceed this limit if it were expanded to double-spacing, would be
> acceptable?
>
> I appreciate any feedback you can give me in this matter.
>
> Sincerely,
>
Sean
>



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Re: Emory PS

Postby nematoad » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:45 pm

basically they leave it to your discretion to pick 2 pages single or double, but they made it clear they prefer 2 pages double

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Re: Emory PS

Postby lawschooliseasy » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:16 pm

I did single.

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Re: Emory PS

Postby zreinhar » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:27 pm

Haha I did 1.5 for real

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Re: Emory PS

Postby OneEyedJack » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:30 pm

Thanks for the info, sdegarmo. My personal statement is currently a little over one page -- single spaced. I'm thinking mine will end up being approximately 1.5 single spaced... hopefully that will not put me at any disadvantage (I don't see why it would).

...oh how I wish I wasn't applying so late in the cycle

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Re: Emory PS

Postby OneEyedJack » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:37 pm

In reference to my last post, do any of y'all think I'm at a significant disadvantage applying to emory this late in the cycle. I'm still waiting on my last letter of rec to be submitted, so it could take another 2 weeks (max) to be processed. My lsdas gpa is 3.33 and my lsat is 166... starting to worry




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