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what do u think of my PS conclusion?
« on: January 23, 2006, 11:16:53 PM »
all comments welcome!


   Ambivalence is a fun word to say. Try it out loud. Say, “ambivalence.” It just rolls off the tongue nicely. It’s one of my favorite words to say. Admitted is also a fun word to say. It is much more fun to utter than rejection. Admitted is all the more fun to say when followed by my name. Try it out loud. Say, “admitted” with my name after words. You also might try saying my name followed by “has been admitted.” In my experience with this phrase, I have also found it is fun to write.
   [my name] has been admitted.
   I like the way that sounds.

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Re: what do u think of my PS conclusion?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2006, 12:02:11 AM »
No.
Please do not send that in.

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Re: what do u think of my PS conclusion?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2006, 01:08:45 AM »
for me, 'funny' in a PS works when it's an aside that fits in with the general narrative. This reads like a transcript for a stand up show--thus, it does read as if it is trying a bit too hard. The set up is so elaborate, I wasn't surprised--I could tell what you were up to and let out a little groan.

Probably not the best impression to leave a reader with--IMHO.

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Re: what do u think of my PS conclusion?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2006, 01:10:02 AM »
all comments welcome!


   Ambivalence is a fun word to say. Try it out loud. Say, “ambivalence.” It just rolls off the tongue nicely. It’s one of my favorite words to say. Admitted is also a fun word to say. It is much more fun to utter than rejection. Admitted is all the more fun to say when followed by my name. Try it out loud. Say, “admitted” with my name after words. You also might try saying my name followed by “has been admitted.” In my experience with this phrase, I have also found it is fun to write.
   [my name] has been admitted.
   I like the way that sounds.

Too risky to use, in my opinion.
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Re: what do u think of my PS conclusion?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2006, 04:21:39 AM »
I agree w/ above comments....one out of five or ten might think it's great, but the others will probably not like it...they've probably seen something like it before.  If you read the Ivey Guide to Law School Admission, she highly stressed not doing anything too cutesy in your PS (ie PS in the form of poetry, or a legal brief, etc.)...I'd say this falls under the category of too cutesy and while it is somewhat clever and funny to read, it's just too risky to use for your one shot at law school.

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Re: what do u think of my PS conclusion?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2006, 07:14:44 AM »
all comments welcome!


   Ambivalence is a fun word to say. Try it out loud. Say, “ambivalence.” It just rolls off the tongue nicely. It’s one of my favorite words to say. Admitted is also a fun word to say. It is much more fun to utter than rejection. Admitted is all the more fun to say when followed by my name. Try it out loud. Say, “admitted” with my name after words. You also might try saying my name followed by “has been admitted.” In my experience with this phrase, I have also found it is fun to write.
   [my name] has been admitted.
   I like the way that sounds.

I've sat on admission committees for various scholarships and fellowships.  If I had seen this, it would have been an auto-ding, regardless of any other factors.  Treat adcoms with respect and you might find the favor returned.

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Re: what do u think of my PS conclusion?
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2006, 08:15:05 AM »
all comments welcome!


   Ambivalence is a fun word to say. Try it out loud. Say, “ambivalence.” It just rolls off the tongue nicely. It’s one of my favorite words to say. Admitted is also a fun word to say. It is much more fun to utter than rejection. Admitted is all the more fun to say when followed by my name. Try it out loud. Say, “admitted” with my name after words. You also might try saying my name followed by “has been admitted.” In my experience with this phrase, I have also found it is fun to write.
   [my name] has been admitted.
   I like the way that sounds.

yuck. smarmy. and unfunny. and too much repetition.

my vote is no.

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Re: what do u think of my PS conclusion?
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2006, 10:12:51 AM »

yuck. smarmy. and unfunny. and too much repetition.

my vote is no.

Ditto.

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Re: what do u think of my PS conclusion?
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2006, 12:08:39 PM »
You could find something that's still humorous but not so....pushy.
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Re: what do u think of my PS conclusion?
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2006, 10:28:19 PM »
what chutzpah