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    Why is it generally not a good idea to begin one's ps with a quotation?
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    Lack originality? :P:
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    (Original post by edwardlee229)
    Why is it generally not a good idea to begin one's ps with a quotation?
    The reason for this is mainly because someone could use the exact same quotation unfortunately. Be original and make your first paragraph sell you.

    For my PS I made more of an analogy between society and law rather than a quotation, as it linked into one of my A level subjects. Be creative
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    i don't think it is a problem.
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    Make sure that the quote is relevant, and that you end up explaining virtually every word in it as to how it relates to YOUR desire to go into law... otherwise it's just drama, a waste of space and a cliche.
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    For:
    * If it's not been used by anyone else, it makes your PS more memorable.
    * If they don't think you've just nicked it from BrainyQuote, it shows you've been doing some swotting.

    Against:
    * It almost certainly will have been used by someone else if it's any good
    * You can't guarantee they won't just think you stole it from BrainyQuote
    * It often appears pretentious, or at least leads to pretention
    * Talking about a quote is a waste of valuable words, not talking about it is what moosaman said.
    * It's not original and you may appear to think it is by including it nonetheless
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    What's BrainyQuote?
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    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/law.html
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    Personal Statement.
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    The analogy between society and law is probably the most common in a law PS. "Law is relevant to every level of society and hence is interesting", or words to that effect and other ways of writing about the same thing or how they're similar.
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    (Original post by Lewisy-boy)
    The analogy between society and law is probably the most common in a law PS. "Law is relevant to every level of society and hence is interesting", or words to that effect and other ways of writing about the same thing or how they're similar.
    Are you suggesting that one should, therefore, avoid talking about this in their PS?
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    WEll not necessarily, but at least try and make it original!
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    Original eh?... maybe you could make up your own quote and put an uncle's name on it :p:

    (Newbie note: don't do this.)
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    How about this?
    "A good lawyer is a bad neighbour."
    French Proverb

    ...Or perhaps this...
    "The only way you can beat the lawyers is to die with nothing."
    Will Rogers

    ...Or maybe...
    "The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself."Charles Dickens

    I'm sure they'll snap you up

    (Please note sarcasm, please God, not sarcasm.)
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    My mantra is the same as that of many City law firms: "eat what you kill". Therefore, I am able to put in the massive hours needed to pick up a first class degree and monster my way to top of the class. Sleep is for wimps, and I will prevail.
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    ^ You wrote that in the steam on your shower, didn't you?
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    shower? that's time that could be wasted billing.
 
 
 
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