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elitney

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Re: Should I include this in my personal statement?
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2008, 05:38:34 PM »
So you should not mention DEATH in a personal statement?

Ex. If my father died halfway through my freshman year, and I have plagued by a stress-related flesh-eating disease ever since, that would be overkill? (sad but true)

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Re: Should I include this in my personal statement?
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2008, 05:49:30 PM »
So you should not mention DEATH in a personal statement?

Ex. If my father died halfway through my freshman year, and I have plagued by a stress-related flesh-eating disease ever since, that would be overkill? (sad but true)

How are you writing about it to show you would be a good contribution to a law school?  I think your personal statement should say something about who you are and why they should accept you, and if you think your essay does that, then go for it.  If not, pick something else.
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Re: Should I include this in my personal statement?
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2008, 08:10:59 PM »
So you should not mention DEATH in a personal statement?

Ex. If my father died halfway through my freshman year, and I have plagued by a stress-related flesh-eating disease ever since, that would be overkill? (sad but true)

An addendum would be the appropriate place to discuss this issue.
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Re: Should I include this in my personal statement?
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2008, 02:52:03 PM »
Ya...I'd say the best personal statements make the writer seem likable...a dramatic PS can seem like it's fishing for sympathy, or a diary entry.

Re: addiction--man, law school is supposed to be stressful--talking about addiction might open the door to "will the addiction come back." So I dunno about that one. It just creates a pocket of doubt, IMHO.