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Quick note to those with early action and early decision deadlines looming...

The Essay Queen wanted me to announce she has added a Rush Service to her available services.  Apparently there are several deadlines this week and people are trying to rush her, so she's created a new service for this purpose.  You can see a list of services at:

Double space...I think this is the general rule of thumb.

I think it's normally about 48 hours, but maybe someone who has had their's done recently can give you a better estimate.

If you email her, she can probably tell you what her turn-around time looks like right now.

For the record, as a personal friend of The Essay Queen, she does not run Number One Essay. 

However, The Essay Queen has added some new package deals to her website today, so be sure and check them out if you're still looking for help!

Do you consider a book the property of the author or the editor?  Do you think an editor doesn't make grammatical changes and a few changes in wording here or there?  Do you think John Grisham should actually put his editor's name on the cover?  Clearly you believe getting any help whatsoever is not doing your own work.  As I said on another thread...if you think your legal writing will go straight to a professor, or later a judge, without substantial changes, you need to face reality.  Successful people use all the resources available to them to make their work the best it can be.  I'd learn that real fast if you plan on being in law school soon.  I'm a 1L and I've worked in a firm for 4 years, and I can tell you that only the senior partners in my firm send in their writing to a judge without feedback from someone else in the firm.  I think after 20 years in practice they've reached a point where there's no one better than them who can assist, but I can guarantee you that every associate in that firm has their work read by at least 2 partners, and the paper usually looks like someone bled on it the first time around.  Practicing law is not about being original, it's about researching and using every available resource to make your brief more polished and convincing than opposing counsel's.  So, if you think you'll be doing your own work product and the judge will just applaud you for not having to ask for help from anyone, you're sorely mistaken.

I realize your PS is supposed to show the AdComm who you are, and what your writing abilities are.  That's why I used a service that only did grammatical corrections and suggestions for how to make my content more targeted to my audience.  The topic of my PS was not changed, and really hardly any wording was changed.  Professionals have their work edited and I'm certainly going to do it as well.  Anyone who sends in their PS without having it edited by someone else (anyone credible) is only hurting themselves. 

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / Re: margins...
« on: September 29, 2004, 10:55:26 PM »
I agree, don't change the margins, change the spacing.  Unless the school specifically asks for double-spacing, which some do.  Also, I think 3 pages is perfectly acceptable.  I applied to 14 schools last year and had a 3 page statement for all but the two schools who only allowed 2 pages.  I think anything over 3 is excessive though.

My guess would be no capitalization on classics major.  My best advice though: when in doubt, go to the Essay Queen!  :)  She's a grammar fanatic and completely fantastic when it comes to editing your PS!  She's my expert on these things, so I won't pretend to know

I knew I had learned this in undergrad, but was trying to find an online source I could point to, and I finally have:

The rule says, "We do not capitalize majors or academic disciplines unless they refer to a language, ethnic group, or geographical entity: Roundbottom is an economics major, but he loves his courses in French and East European studies."

Hope this helps!

My ears were burning...must be because someone was talking about me!  :)

I only lurk on here now and then, 1L is extremely time consuming!!

Anyhow, I wanted to mention a couple of things about The Essay Queen...

She's a friend of mine (in real life), and I try to watch what is said about her on this board.  I think she probably checks it too, but she prefers not to post on here.  So, on her behalf, I will say this:  she started out charging $5 for one edit, and $10 for continuous edits because she is just a law student.  She wasn't sure people would pay to use her service, so she wanted to keep the price low.  She also wanted to build a reputation for being good at what she does before she raises her prices.  I asked her if she was planning on ever charging more, and she is actually thinking of raising it to $15 and $20, to replace the $5 and $10.  However, she feels bad doing this after the lower prices have been advertised on here for so long.

So, as of tomorrow, she is going to raise her prices.  She's a 3L and is getting busy with school, so her time is becoming more valuable.  I still think these prices are extremely fair, so I told her to go for it.  Anyhow, if you want to get in with the lower prices, you have about 24 hours, so get on it!  :)

Yes, but I'm on the road moving cross-country from Atlanta to California for law school.  I meant to email you back and tell you I'd get to it ASAP, but the hotels I've stayed in haven't had great internet.  I get to CA tomorrow night, I'll try and email you my comments this weekend if that's ok!  :)

I'm sitting in a hotel lobby in AZ using their wireless connection as we speak, so I'll download the file onto my computer and take it back to my room to keep me company tonight!  :)  lol

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