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title your PS?

lexylit

title your PS?
« on: June 28, 2004, 10:56:50 AM »
i'm a dork who loves creative titles-- plus in grad school we're trained that it's like the most important part of your paper.

do people title their PS? would that be weird or not so?

Duner

Re: title your PS?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2004, 07:10:20 PM »
i wouldn't title it...just seems like one less line you have to use in an already short story....besides, if the person reading it doesnt find it as witty as you thought...they might just scrap the statement without reading it.

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Re: title your PS?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2004, 10:58:05 PM »
PR's book of real PSs included several with titles.  I think that it is ultimately a personal decision (duh), but if you have a really creative, witty title in mind -- go for it.  This can be risky, but it can also make you stand out (in a good way).

Ginatio

Re: title your PS?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2004, 11:00:53 PM »
I titled mine... "Personal Statement" ... nice and big at the top. it was a risk i took, but hey.. that's just the kind of guy i am.

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Re: title your PS?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2004, 11:03:08 PM »
living on the wild side, aren't you?   ::)

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Re: title your PS?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2004, 06:45:03 PM »
I just proofed somebody's PS and I offered the adviced the semi-colon is considered
no longer useful, I don't know why, I think my english teacher said something to the effect that with the advent of word processors, semi-colons are ancient history.  Anyone else hear this?  Lexy? You are an English major, no?  I hope I didn't ruin this poor young man's day. 

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Re: title your PS?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2004, 07:18:38 PM »
I think a title is pretentious.  But the adcoms do not have enough time on their hands to really think about whether or not you have a title there, so I doubt it matters.

lexylit

Re: title your PS?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2004, 01:28:42 AM »
SWIFTY!!! omg, bite your tongue. the semicolon will never die; in fact, i think it's enjoying a resurgence. nothing illustrates intelligence as swiftly as effective employment of the semicolon; rather, those who eschew it might be committing all kinds of errors if they do not acknowledge their need for semicoloning. if something is missing in your PS, it could be SCs. if a tutorial is needed i can certainly provide for my fellow LSDers; i like nothing better than spreading the joy and love that is the semicolon so my pupils sing its praises.

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Re: title your PS?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2004, 03:14:28 AM »
Lexy, that was awesome!  And I totally agree that the semicolon will never die, although I am not clever enough to fill a paragraph with sentences demonstrating the need for semicolons.  I think you proved that point well enough.

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~ A fellow grammar nerd (though not an English major)

buster

Re: title your PS?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2004, 07:26:29 AM »
I too am a fan of the semicolon;