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« on: October 15, 2009, 02:20:41 AM »
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Re: too smart for my own good?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 02:33:38 AM »
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Re: too smart for my own good?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 04:43:30 AM »
You should pick a different topic, something that's interesting and doesn't come off as arrogant

Re: too smart for my own good?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009, 07:28:51 AM »
All I heard was "I swear I'm smart! Oh yeah, please disregard the low GPA..."

Re: too smart for my own good?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009, 08:48:00 AM »
+ 1.

Flame?

All I heard was "I swear I'm smart! Oh yeah, please disregard the low GPA..."

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Re: too smart for my own good?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2009, 08:56:21 AM »
Take a year off work in the real world it will be good for you. You need to nip that procrastination thing in the bud know if you want to do well in law school or as a lawyer.

Re: too smart for my own good?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2009, 10:35:10 AM »
Prediction:

You'll apply with a 3.3, 170. You'll take a scholarship to WUSTL. You'll talk often and loudly in class, feel smarter than everyone else, and believe that you were one of a few that really "got it" despite your median grades.

Re: too smart for my own good?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2009, 10:46:47 AM »
This is for your law school personal statement?

Are you out of your f-ing mind?

The point is to try to seem like an awesome person, not a shithead buttnut who thinks s/he's better than everyone else despite objective evidence pointing in another direction (e.g., oh, I dunno, low GPA).

I would note that the last time you really succeeded academically was in high school. (Masterman?) A little humility is in order, habibi.

eta: nevermind. Found you on facebook. Masterman indeed. Also, we have friends in common, and are both Philly girls, so I say this with a not minimal amount of theoretical affection. Take it to heart and find a new f-ing topic posthaste. (Oh--make your email address hidden. Will serve you better in the long run.)

Re: too smart for my own good?
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2009, 01:23:03 PM »
What portion of that are you proposing to use as a personal statement? The part where you describe your level of intelligence in middle and high school? Because when you talk about your procrastination and poor work ethic, you don't seem to be devising a way of explaining and compensating for it. You just say that it's a result of your being extroverted and opinionated - a logical connection which I don't quite see, by the way. If your goal is to explain the low GPA, though, that's best left to an addendum rather than the personal statement, if it is even to be addressed at all.

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Re: too smart for my own good?
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2009, 01:27:36 PM »