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What makes me special?

What makes me special?
« on: August 16, 2004, 10:44:03 AM »
I went and toured a law school recently and asked the admissions
counselor what they are looking for in an applicant besides GPA/LSAT.
She told me that they really want someone who is going to add something
unique to the class.  I don't know how to get this across in my PS since I think I'm an ordinary guy with various work/extra-curricular experiences.  Anyone care to look at my personal statement and tell me what they think??

nathanielmark

Re: What makes me special?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2004, 10:44:53 AM »
nj_1975@yahoo.com... i will give you a high level reaction.

hoops

Re: What makes me special?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2004, 12:19:41 PM »
hoops_molones

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I'll let you know...

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Re: What makes me special?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2004, 12:29:45 PM »

newy

Re: What makes me special?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2004, 07:44:50 PM »
I had to ask myself this same question.  I had to spend some serious time really defining to myself why I think I'm special.  The answer might not be as dramatic as you would like, but I don't think it needs to be dramatic.  Show by example that you are bright, open-minded and hard-working and I think that's as special as it gets.
 
In the mean time, I would be glad to look at your PS: millie@pacbell.net

Re: What makes me special?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2004, 07:51:00 PM »

dgatl

Re: What makes me special?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2004, 11:35:43 PM »
don't send me your PS, send me your resume.  it might reveal something that makes you special  devghose AT hotmail DOT com

rachel

Re: What makes me special?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2004, 06:36:38 PM »

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Re: What makes me special?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2004, 08:27:43 AM »
What makes you special?  I would detail the struggles you have overcome as a "special" person.  For example, did you need a helper-monkey to help put your socks on every morning?  Did you need to take the elevator down 6 floors to the only disabled stall in the science building as an undergrad every class period?  These types of experiences would really flesh out your specialness.

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Re: What makes me special?
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2004, 08:28:54 AM »
my mom never called me special.  she told me that special means that youre retarded.  thats why they call it the special olympics.

you should try using unique instead.