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    Thread for people to discuss whether they mention or nah. Do I mention Lord of the Flies and To kill a Mockingbird in my Law personal statement despite not studying English Language or Literature? I understand a lot of people mention the two
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    What would the purpose of mentioning them be? The majority of your PS should be about your academic interest in law. You don't need to mention your other A Levels at all anyway
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    (Original post by Dragon5555)
    Thread for people to discuss whether they mention or nah. Do I mention Lord of the Flies and To kill a Mockingbird in my Law personal statement despite not studying English Language or Literature? I understand a lot of people mention the two
    I don't think I've ever seen them mentioned in any of the PS I've reviewed in many years of reviewing. Also, I'm not entirely sure I see the link to law...
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    (Original post by Ethereal)
    I don't think I've ever seen them mentioned in any of the PS I've reviewed in many years of reviewing. Also, I'm not entirely sure I see the link to law...
    Where on TSR can I get my PS reviewed safely? I honestly think my PS is awful.
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    (Original post by Dragon5555)
    Where on TSR can I get my PS reviewed safely? I honestly think my PS is awful.
    The service is currently closed for technical reasons at the moment. Details are here though
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4973716
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    (Original post by Dragon5555)
    Where on TSR can I get my PS reviewed safely? I honestly think my PS is awful.
    I think the majority of people have the same thought about theirs. Your PS can be quite far away from perfect and you'd still stand a decent chance of good offers. Don't overthink or become anxious. Keep things simple, relate the content to the academic study of law, and you will be fine.
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    1) I have worked on my Law PS for the past few months and have cut it down from 6 paragraphs to 3. Is that preferable? I think I have a solid structure but it's still only 3 bigger chunks of text and I want to make sure that they read it all and don't miss a point. It is currently on around 3990/4000 characters

    2) Also, I have stated my own opinion on a specific issue, it might be a bit one-sided or biased for some. Should I stay absolutely neutral about everything I mention?

    3) How important is mentioning my own curiosity as compared to mentioning academics/work experience? I lack the second one, although I do have some experience I think most of my PS is based on case studies and specific parts that interest me. No law-firm experience for instance ( I do have UN model experience).

    4) My PS is also mostly focused on a specific sphere of Law that I am interested in. Is it preferable to mention my own future career aspirations or rather mention my interest in the subject as a whole?

    Thank you
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    (Original post by goonhoon)
    1) I have worked on my Law PS for the past few months and have cut it down from 6 paragraphs to 3. Is that preferable? I think I have a solid structure but it's still only 3 bigger chunks of text and I want to make sure that they read it all and don't miss a point. It is currently on around 3990/4000 characters

    2) Also, I have stated my own opinion on a specific issue, it might be a bit one-sided or biased for some. Should I stay absolutely neutral about everything I mention?

    3) How important is mentioning my own curiosity as compared to mentioning academics/work experience? I lack the second one, although I do have some experience I think most of my PS is based on case studies and specific parts that interest me. No law-firm experience for instance ( I do have UN model experience).

    4) My PS is also mostly focused on a specific sphere of Law that I am interested in. Is it preferable to mention my own future career aspirations or rather mention my interest in the subject as a whole?

    Thank you
    1. Given that you should have separate introductory and concluding paragraphs, 3 doesn't sound like enough. You should be aiming for 4-5 really. You are more likely to hit the line count before the character count as well

    2. It depends - you shouldn't sound like you are lecturing the admissions tutors, but you should be showing your interest. If you think it's a bit too controversial it may be worth removing it

    3. You don't need law firm experience. I don't know what you mean by curiosity. You should talk about your academic interest in law

    4. It's best not to focus on just one area - mention 2-3 areas of law and why they interest you. You don't need to mention career aspirations
 
 
 
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