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Recommendations / Re: Should I wait for these last-minute recommendations?
« on: December 20, 2005, 02:59:38 PM »
I've heard that Recs from people who have not directly worked with you in some capacity are not overly helpful in the admissions process. Maybe that's just me, tho.


dani

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the faults that would probably not set off alarm bells: works too hard, sometimes over-analyzes things, can be a bit of a stress-case, is a bit quiet but is learning is to speak up, is overly-vociferous but is learning to play nicely, likes to debate with colleagues a bit too much...stuff like that.


dani

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Personal Statement / Re: Personal Statement style - block or indent?
« on: December 20, 2005, 02:53:32 PM »
I'd avoid blocks--that's something that annoys professors I've worked with--they usually wonder where students picked the habit up from. Indentation in standard, esp. for double-spacing.

dani

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Personal Statement / Re: LSAT Addendum--need help
« on: December 20, 2005, 02:51:45 PM »
ya, no point in mentioning practice test scores--they don't care, that statement could be totally fabricated. Sickness etc might be worth a short addendum.


dani

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ya, I wouldn't point out the LSAT thing, there's not a lot you can say to make it better--you're better off hoping they don't note the cancellations, probably.

A short GPA addendum should do ya.

dani

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Acceptances / Re: What will you do if/when you get into your #1 school?
« on: December 19, 2005, 01:35:47 AM »
probably cry and pass out. No joke about the pass out--it runs in the family. I'd probably do a header in public if I got a call on the celly.

dani

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Any and All can PM statements to me--I'm home over winter break and I have jack to do. I'm uber-thorough on grammar and content.

Dani

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Personal Statement / Re: Is there truly a limit...?
« on: December 18, 2005, 10:13:58 PM »
I sent 4 (double-spaced) to a school that asks for up to 3, plus a GPA addendum. So I'm way over. Could count against me, but I felt like it was well-edited and written.

Dani

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Personal Statement / Re: Using Contractions=No-No?
« on: December 18, 2005, 10:10:35 PM »
Ya, contractions are fine--they can make your tone seem more natural. Just check in each place you use a contraction--could you use the full words without adding any awkwardness? If so, use the full words. Contractions will help your tone be natural, but too many might get uber-informal.

Good luck!

Dani

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Personal Statement / Re: beginning of a PS... good enough?
« on: December 18, 2005, 10:07:56 PM »
first paragraphs almost always have to be re-written after the full PS is fleshed out. This PS (thus far) would be great for undergrad, but I'm not so sure for law school--it would be better to tie in straight away how your relationship with your bro ties to law school ambitions. (Does that say check or cheek? I can't tell.)

You have a compelling story to tell, though, which bodes well. Good luck!

Dani

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