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quotation in PS
« on: September 24, 2004, 06:29:08 PM »
What's the best way to start a PS with a quotation?  Should I say where I heard it?  Or should I just introduce an idea and use it as supporting material?

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Rishi
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Re: quotation in PS
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2004, 06:47:40 PM »
Give attribute to where u got quote from.  that's good enough.  Unless it's some werid quote from someone they havent heart of before.
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Re: quotation in PS
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2004, 11:35:10 AM »
I got it while watching TV one night, flipping channels.  There's the catholic station lodged between CMT and VH1.  THe guy's name is Bishop Fulton J. Sheen.  Ever heard of him?  Me neither.
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Re: quotation in PS
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2004, 11:40:26 AM »
you are in for a DING!  Sounds too gimiky for me. 

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Re: quotation in PS
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2004, 11:55:35 AM »
I quote Rage Against the Machine in my opening paragraph.

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Re: quotation in PS
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2004, 12:09:03 PM »
What's the best way to start a PS with a quotation?  Should I say where I heard it?  Or should I just introduce an idea and use it as supporting material?

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Rishi

According to Montauk, law school admins don't look kindly on PS's that begin with a quote. According to Montauk, LS admins view the technique as "gimicky" and shows a lack of creativity and self initiative in the PS writer.

I agree w/ Montauk. It's a very amateurish way to start off a PS. Those who can't create quote.

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Re: quotation in PS
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2004, 12:11:08 PM »
It ties in with my PS.  My old introductory paragraph didn't use a quote, but I like my new one better.

Besides, it's really my optional statement.  The one I'm going to use for my main PS opens without a quote.

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Re: quotation in PS
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2004, 12:29:51 PM »
My personal statemetn starts off with a quote from my guidance councelor and starts off with the turning point.
I can't pass up this oppurtunity to make myself absurd.
I can't pass up this oppurtunity to make myself be heard.
Nobody's gonna stand in my way.
Give it up son, I'm doin this my way.. Seether

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Re: quotation in PS
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2004, 04:47:48 PM »
What's the best way to start a PS with a quotation?  Should I say where I heard it?  Or should I just introduce an idea and use it as supporting material?

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Rishi
I would NOT start a PS with a quotation.  I am sorry if this is offensive, but I think it's very high-schooler-applying-to-undergrad.  Find a way to grab the reader's attention with your own words -- it is sure to make a more personal connection and lasting impression.

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Re: quotation in PS
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2004, 05:57:43 PM »
Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding

I would NOT start a PS with a quotation. I am sorry if this is offensive, but I think it's very high-schooler-applying-to-undergrad. Find a way to grab the reader's attention with your own words -- it is sure to make a more personal connection and lasting impression.

I second this.