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I echo EarlCat, and most importantly, the way your narrative is conveyed and humanized is more important than the actual content.  However, content can drive the strength of the story, but be wary of drafting a cliche statement, which I can see happening with option #1 if you don't approach it correctly.  Furthermore, there may be oppoortunity to integrate the three options into one cogent and thematically united statement. 

I would be glad to help.

Kal, Write Track Admissions

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / Re: PS length?
« on: September 04, 2009, 11:07:12 PM »
The ideal length for the personal statement should be 2 pages, even if the applications furnishes you with more space.  It is key to compose the personal statement with one item in mind: draft it so that it resonates with your audience, and more specifically, the cirucmstance of the admissions officer.  Therefore, be dynamic and compelling within 2 pages, principally because the admissions committee reads thousands of statements, and because of this, will skim longer essays.  Thus, the hallmark should be quality over quantity, and a focused thematic scope. 

Best of luck!

Kal, Write Track Admissins

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / Re: Help...
« on: September 04, 2009, 09:28:22 PM »

I'd be happy to give you an assessment of your statement.  Please email it to me at


Kal, Write Track Admissions

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / Re: Addendums
« on: September 04, 2009, 09:04:01 PM »

An addendum is a critical tool that is necessary when there is an abberation in your application.  Namely, if your academic performance was disrupted, or you suffered a bad term that deviated from your characteristic performance, than an addendum is in order.  However, if your academic performance was consistent, and there was no such abberation, than an addendum will not strengthen your application.  Did you suffer a bad term?  Or, did you have a series of low grades that sunk your cumulitive GPA? 

Please contact me directly at if you have any additional questions, as a former admissions officer at two top 15 law schools, I beleive you can benefit from my insight.



Be sure to draft your personal statement using an active, dynamic, and assertive tone.  The past-tense, relatively speaking, generally connotes a fixed and retrospective voice, which can undermine the strength of your narrative. 

Remember, above all, to write with the admission officer's perspective in mind.  He/She will read hundreds, if not thousands of personal statements, and as a former admission committee officer, an active tenor is more readable.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

Kal, Write Track Admissions

J Chou,

The law school personal statement is one of the most integral components of your law school application.  As a former admission officer, I have observed how a dynamic statement can truly propel an application toward admission - even ins spite of mediocre numbers; and conversely, how an inferior statement can undermine an applicant with strong numbers.

As a consultant for Write Track Admissions services, we pride ourselves on providing personalized expertise that maximizes our clients to draft stellar and standout personal statements. Our clients, off the strength of our aid, have gained admission to Yale Law, Harvard Law, and other top law schools. 

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I look forward to hearing from you.


Kal, Write Track Admissions

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