« on: June 19, 2006, 10:30:03 AM »
Basically I'm another one of those middle-class white male men who has absolutley nothing special in his life that could possibly be incorporated into a PS, except for maybe one thing. When I was 15 and a sophmore in high school, I bought and restored a 1968 camaro with my father. I was inspired by my father who also had a camaro when he was back in high school. We built the entire car ourselves, and I paid for absolutely everything, working my ass off 40+ hours during the summer and over 20 hours a week during school. We finished the car in just over a year, and I kept receipts of every single thing I bought or put into the car. By the time we finished I had spent over $18,000 which does not include any labor or services. Do you guys think this would be an ok personal statement if I can use it to display my devotion and determination? Any ideas on how I could apply this topic to my personal statement?
I mean, a really good write could apply just about anything to any given writing assignment. The one thing I would really shy away from, though, is that it happened while you were in high school. If you do use this, find a way to tie it to your more recent past (maybe you've showed similar determination in something else a bit quirky?); law schools might think it's weird if you've got nothing to show for the last 3 (or so) years since high school.
I do like the idea, though.