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Inserting a plot graph into my addendum

Inserting a plot graph into my addendum
« on: November 17, 2004, 02:52:48 PM »
I'm writing an addendum explaing one bad semester (2 points lower due to illness) and am thinking of including a small scatter-plot graph (with text wrapped around) to illustrate the contrast.

Does anyone think this is a good idea?

Re: Inserting a plot graph into my addendum
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2004, 02:54:59 PM »
Haha are you serious?

A graph to illustrate that you had one bad semester? I don't think that's at all necessary. 

Re: Inserting a plot graph into my addendum
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2004, 02:55:44 PM »
I've never heard of anyone doing anything like this.  They might think it's new and creative, or just gimmicky.  I'm guessing they're not going to like it, and I'd advise against it.  Law school is all about becoming a suit, and squeezing the last remaining bits of individuality out of your cold, lifeless soul.

That said, if you feel comfortable with the idea, go with it.

ZAP

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Re: Inserting a plot graph into my addendum
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2004, 02:56:53 PM »
Does it really illustrate the point better than a paragraph does?  If so, use it.  If not, and think long and hard about it, don't.

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Re: Inserting a plot graph into my addendum
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2004, 02:57:12 PM »
Clear and concise writing is much more valuable than a scatter plot graph.

Re: Inserting a plot graph into my addendum
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2004, 03:18:04 PM »
LOL ZAP - I love your enthusiasm.  I forgot to mention that my GPA increased every semester (something that I know law schools like) except for that one bad one and the graph would definetely show that.

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Re: Inserting a plot graph into my addendum
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2004, 03:24:34 PM »
even with a graph aren't u going to have to explain it anyway.  i would say save the space and just write it.  besides they have ur transcripts and can see increases in ur gpa.

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Re: Inserting a plot graph into my addendum
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2004, 03:41:38 PM »
I think the plot graph is a good idea.