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What if my personal statement is a diversity statement!?!?
« on: November 02, 2006, 11:17:16 PM »
My personal statement is about how i might contribute to the school's diversity.. it's basically a diversity
statement.

For schools that have diversity statements, what should i do? ???

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Re: What if my personal statement is a diversity statement!?!?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2006, 11:40:41 PM »
Ditto  ::)
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Re: What if my personal statement is a diversity statement!?!?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2006, 11:57:39 PM »
The credited response to the original question is to print out your statement and eat it.   
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Re: What if my personal statement is a diversity statement!?!?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2006, 12:06:58 AM »
You can not digest that well. Plus it is more useful as a DS than a night snack. ;D
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Re: What if my personal statement is a diversity statement!?!?
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2006, 12:08:24 AM »
My PS is a DS.  The prompt of my 1st choice is more of a DS than a PS, so I only am writing a DS.  All the other schools get a DS for a PS.   ;D
Perhaps not the wisest move, but I think it can work.  
Aren't most PS prompts just asking you to tell about yourself?...Well, you're telling them about yourself!
And as always, I'll conclude by saying that I am just another applicant who doesn't know much about this, so you shouldn't trust my advice too much. :-[

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Re: What if my personal statement is a diversity statement!?!?
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2006, 12:31:36 AM »
I'm in the same boat, and decided not to put it on the back burner and write a different PS for schools offering a diversity essay because my Diversity-ish PS is very strong and I want to put my best story first. Plus, I think they'll appreciate having one less essay to read. In my opinion, too many people write diversity essays just to do it, and I think admissions officers see through that. Quality, not quantity.
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Re: What if my personal statement is a diversity statement!?!?
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2006, 12:32:28 AM »
My personal statement could have been a diversity statement and my diversity statement could have been a personal statement.  I don't see what the problem is unless you've got NOTHING else to talk about.  If that is the case, I echo the other suggestions to retitle your PS as a DS and come up with something else for a PS.

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Re: What if my personal statement is a diversity statement!?!?
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2006, 08:38:41 AM »
Schools ask you to write about yourself.  And if diversity issues are a big part of who you are I wouldn't change it.
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