If you want to attend the school, don't ask stupid questions like "what should I write my PS about?" Ask insightful questions about the schools.If you dont' wnat to go there, and don't really give a damn what impression you make, then go ahead and ask the stupid questions, since it won't matter.
No, I think you're correct in your thinking. I mean, if you're going for an interview, they may ask you specific question about your file, or you could sort of work in an explaination about something you have concerns with, but I think for questions, you'd make a much better impression asking about other stuff. Montauk has some good examples of somethings to ask, which is a good starting point for coming up with questions of your own.
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Quote from: jacy85 on August 17, 2004, 06:33:59 PMYou're a feminine hygiene productno hard feelings - i just don't like him. here is a review of montauk's "how to get into the top law schools" from amazon.com. i didnt write this but i think this person is right on with what he/she is saying.Fluff - not worth purchasing, March 16, 2004 Reviewer: A readerOne cant really expect to gain an unbiased opinion about law school admissions from someone who stopped practicing law, made a transition into management consulting, and then started an admissions consulting business.Regardless of what Mr. Montauk says, there is no definite "method" that will secure you admission into a top law school. Great grades and high LSAT scores are a must. You dont need to purchase his book in order to know that. Other "intangibles" affect the admissions process, but they dont carry as much weight as academics. Nobody knows what the admissions officers like to see except the admissions officers themselves. However, I agree that one should focus on their unique qualities when applying. (Keep in mind that what you think is unique may not be unique to admissions officers.)Mr. Montauk selfishly feeds on the anxities of today's money hungry and ambtition driven students to fatten his own pockets. I find it ironic that Montauk criticizes students who want to attend law school in order to pursue lucrative careers in corporate law when that is exactly what he did. I wonder if he dediced to enter consulting because, he "is fascinated by the quandry of modern business" or that he started an admissions consulting business because, he "is truly interested in helping students".I wonder what Mr. Montauk wrote when he applied to Stanford. It was probably some false rhetoric about how he admires justice or some bogus anecdote. He should have just written a letter to Stanford saying the following "Dear Stanford, Please admit me so I can padden my credentials, eventually make a transition into a lucrative field, and feed off of the insecurity of others".Mr. Montauk's book exemplifies everything that is wrong with today's hyper-competitive admissions process. IF you dont make your dream law school, dont worry, you wont starve. You can still have a rewarding career as well.
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