first-i wanna thank you guys for finally responding to my post!!!! it's SOOO awesome to get some feedback!!! makes me SOOOOO !!!well i emmigrated from poland when i was 9. originally my PS was just about the whole experience of when i initially came over. As of recent reviews, i have been advised to incorporate some discourse regarding my motivation to go to LS.So as of recently i kinda started on rewriting it a bit. i started out explaining how immigration has influenced/impacted my life. And i go on to discuss how i came to be interested in international affairs and econ (my ugrad majors). i go on to discuss how this lead me to develop the interest in international law (esp in areas such as trade/finance). how does that sound?
Personal attack? No, Swifty. You'll know when you've been personally attacked by me. I'm not a nice guy when that happens. People don't like to be around me when I get riled up. But it takes more than Swifty to get my blood boiling... don't worry. At least, more than Swifty's done to date. The only reason I don't think you'd be a very good reviewer is because you tend to tear everything you can apart. True, law school admissions counselors aren't necessarily looking for reasons to let you in; but they're not trying to tear you up either. They already have a good reason not to admit you... only so many seats for a much larger sea of applicants. I think your pessimistic approach could make people doubt their personal statements, when they might actually be quite good and just need a little tweaking to shift emphasis from one area to another. So I'd hate to see you shake someone's confidence in what is really a good personal statement. That's all.So no, you haven't been personally attacked. Frankly, it's not worth my time to personally attack you. I have better things to do than to stoop to negativity and pessimism. Life's too short to live like that.ZAP
Swifty:Thanks for the personal attack on my avatar. By the way, his name is Bruce. Bruce Campbell. If you don't know who he is, you need to watch more B-movies. Annoying is an understatement in describing some of the characters he plays... so is genius.I'm not saying you're an awful reviewer. And I can deal with criticism, but I don't think it's always the best approach, in law or in life. By accentuating the positive and helping people see what's good, you can help them take what's good and make it better; and what's bad just tends to get lost along the wayside. Polish instead of rebuilding... that's my approach. Call me an optimist if you'd like. But although reality is harsh, it's our obligation in life to leave this world better than we found it... and by having a positive outlook on things, I think we accomplish that more easily than if we take a pessimistic or destructive attitude. Normal Vincent Peale, in the Power of Positive Thinking, made some very good points. We are what we decide we are... at least, we can be nothing more than that. And for the record, I know you're reviewing this stuff out of the goodness of your heart and there's no financial incentive to do so. If I make a review offer, it's coming from the same perspective. Nobody's out here trying to make a profit... well, there may be some, but I'm not one of them.ZAP