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Julie Fern

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Re: Looking for Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2005, 10:18:26 PM »
Thanks, wrmusgro & Judah... sorry to dexter for venting... I was under the mistaken impression that most people on the board were like me and wanted to help each other out so we can all beat the system and get into the schools of our choice.  I guess the random, pointless negativity threw me off my guard.  I'm gonna have to work on the temperament if I want to be an effective lawyer. 

Uh oh... looks like I'm up to three posts today.  Now I'm a hypocrite too.   ;D

No problem, but there are some a$$'s out there. Poindexter is not one. He is one of the people trying to help. He's actually put a lot of work into a website for potential law students. Check it out. The thing about this board is that a lot of people are blunt. You've got to learn to take some criticism, a lot of time no offense is meant. But then again there are others on this board....who are just like I said earlier...a$$'s. But anyhoo....goodluck! ;)

yeah, goatee-boy is great writer and truly outstanding human being.  tell us all about it.  yee-ha.

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Re: Looking for Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2005, 10:32:57 PM »
yeah, goatee-boy is great writer and truly outstanding human being.  tell us all about it.  yee-ha.

Who has a goatee?

Julie Fern

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Re: Looking for Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2005, 07:52:48 AM »
yeah, goatee-boy is great writer and truly outstanding human being. tell us all about it. yee-ha.

Who has a goatee?

he the one with the picture of hair on his chinny-chin-chin whose message quoted.

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Re: Looking for Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2005, 10:13:49 AM »
Actually, I am not having trouble. I was trying to write several so that I could pick the best, and I was looking for inspiration for my next one. Curious as to how other people approach the essay. Is it in a narrative form? Is it VERY formal? Do they use contractions? Whatever. I don't give a fück anymore. If I have to make 500 stupid posts all day every day before anyone takes me seriously you can all go scréw yourselves. Sorry, I have a JOB. Perhaps you've heard of it? Clearly not, if you have the time to make 247 posts since Oct 24.

get over self.

Wow... cavewoman almost speak full sentence. 

Looks like a struck a chord with Ms. 53.5 Posts-Per-Day.  In addition to having a J.O.B. I also have something called a L.I.F.E.    well, at least I did before I got drawn into this silly discussion.

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Re: Looking for Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2005, 10:41:27 AM »
Actually, I am not having trouble. I was trying to write several so that I could pick the best, and I was looking for inspiration for my next one. Curious as to how other people approach the essay. Is it in a narrative form? Is it VERY formal? Do they use contractions? Whatever. I don't give a fück anymore. If I have to make 500 stupid posts all day every day before anyone takes me seriously you can all go scréw yourselves. Sorry, I have a JOB. Perhaps you've heard of it? Clearly not, if you have the time to make 247 posts since Oct 24.

get over self.

Wow... cavewoman almost speak full sentence. 

Looks like a struck a chord with Ms. 53.5 Posts-Per-Day.  In addition to having a J.O.B. I also have something called a L.I.F.E.    well, at least I did before I got drawn into this silly discussion.

you presumptuous, especially for someone whose screen name is over-hill porn star.  how much someone post here seem awfully important to you.  why is that?

if you such good writer, why not just write own damn personal statement?  and words "job" and "life" not acronyms, they words.  silly man.

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Re: Looking for Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2005, 11:06:31 AM »
Apparently I'm not the only one who has noticed:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,20486.0.html

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Re: Looking for Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2005, 04:30:13 PM »
Apparently I'm not the only one who has noticed:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,20486.0.html

julie see nothing there about washed-up porn stars.  oh, you mean stuff about how often julie post?  wow, julie really impressed by anything downy has to say.  any idiot can see how often someone post.  you want merit badge for this?  problem is what you think it means.

you want to citicize people on site, that your option.  however, you hardly can be surprised when you given taste of your own medicine.

now swallow medicine, like good porn star.

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Re: Looking for Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2005, 05:13:33 PM »
ron_jeremy,

There's a group on MSN that contains documents for download including 2 PS with analyses and one doc with many PS examples.  I believe you have to join the group before you can access the documents, but I found it to be well worth it.

Neatginsplace@groups.msn.com

Also, do an internet search on law school and personal statement and you've find several site that give organizational ideas as well as sample essays.

Good luck.  I know how hard coming up with a PS can be.  I tried three different topics before choosing one then rewrote that one multiple time.  In the end, I have no idea if my PS is good, bad, or terrible.  With that said, if you want to have a look at mine, just let me know.  I have no fear of plagiarism since I doubt many people would write about spinning wheels.
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Re: Looking for Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2005, 05:31:39 PM »
I'll reiterate the advice given here to do an internet search for law school personal statements. I think deloggio has some pretty good advice there, too, as do some of the essay proof-reading services who have "samples" of their work. I got some really good samples just from this technique alone.

BTW, you probably won't be getting very many people sending you their statements. It's nothing personal ... it's just that there have been people on this board (frequently newbies) who've actually done this. Ruskie comes to mind here ... she felt like helping someone out, and this "someone" then sent her a revised statement that had huge chunks cut and pasted in from Ruskie's essay. It's happened more than once, and these individuals then have to worry about informing all the law schools that they've applied to about this situation. It's not a fun situation to be in.

Good luck! :)


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Re: Looking for Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2005, 09:21:41 AM »

There's a group on MSN that contains documents for download including 2 PS with analyses and one doc with many PS examples.  I believe you have to join the group before you can access the documents, but I found it to be well worth it.

Neatginsplace@groups.msn.com


Thanks.  This is the best advice!  Although I've already sent my statement off to my safeties, it couldn't hurt to spruce it up a little before sending off to my reaches.

By the way, the url for the group, in case anyone else is interested in reading all the PS there is:

http://groups.msn.com/Neatginsplace