To be honest, this was the first essay that came up when I searched for personal statements. When I first read it I did not think that it was that good. I read about 10 more and realized that I actually liked this one more than I thought. The other ones that I read, from various websites, seemed kind of plain to me. This one seems so surreal. I mean the writer starts talking about the army and their experience with not following directions. I love how this person was proud of their decision to not report their sergeant. The best part is that at the end I found out that the writer was applying for law school. Nothing in the statement says anything about why they are going to be a good lawyer or what qualifications they have. I believe that maybe they should have put a little something in there but then again, that is what the resume is for… When you are limited on words it is hard to put down things that are already represented in the resume. I thought it was strange to tell this story but at the same time this is the story that makes them stand out. When someone is reading thousands of applications and thousands of statements, we need to stand out if we want a chance at the job.
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