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Personal Statement / Re: Opening paragraph too bland?
« on: January 18, 2006, 11:28:02 AM »
As far as not sounding like a regular research paper intro - well, it does sound like an outline out what you intend to present, which isn't necessarily a bad thing as long as you do address each of the points you mention in the body of your PS.

I agree with likewise's assesment that it would help your PS to phrase it in a more active voice.  For instance you could revise your final sentence: "I have uncovered some of my passions through interning at the Colorado State Capitol, creating a website to discuss political and economic policy, studying abroad in Spain, and volunteering my time to the needy."

As redemption mentions, the way you start off is problematic.  There's an assumption in the first sentence that you have experienced college differently from most students.  However I expect the things you describe (self-discovery, developing passions) are actually the typical college student's experience.  At the least, they are probably typical for most students who are applying to law school.  Another way you could introduce your theme of self-discovery through college is by contrasting what you expected college to be like, and how the actual experience blew your expectations away.

Personal Statement / Re: Anymore people looking to edit?
« on: January 08, 2006, 06:14:54 PM »
Jenna, PM me and I'll read it as well.

Personal Statement / Is my PS just lame? Looking for feedback...
« on: January 08, 2006, 05:28:44 PM »

Personal Statement / Re: Anyone willing to take a look?
« on: January 07, 2006, 08:38:12 PM »
I'll read it.  Would you be willing to swap?  I need someone to look over mine as well.

Personal Statement / Yale 250, anyone?
« on: January 01, 2006, 04:04:34 PM »
Hi, would anyone care to help me by providing feedback on my Yale 250?  I actually wrote three essays and I'm trying to decide between no. 1 and no. 3.

Also, I've seen a number of people mention "PM"ing a draft for comment.  I'm fairly new to these boards so can someone please explain what this means and how it works?

Thanks in advance.

Personal Statement / Submitting a diversity statement
« on: December 31, 2005, 04:50:28 PM »
Is it okay to submit a diversity statement if the app doesn't specifically ask for one?

Law School Applications / Re: Deadline for Duke
« on: December 29, 2005, 07:50:58 PM »
Never mind.  I see the thread below...

Law School Applications / Deadline for Duke
« on: December 29, 2005, 07:40:18 PM »
Does anyone know if the 1/1 deadline for Duke means that they need the completed app including LORs by then?  Or is this for everything excluding LORs?  I asked my boss again today, noticing that LSAC still hadn't received hers.  She said she was putting it in the mail TODAY.  Yeesh!

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