FerreroRocherFerreroRocher Alum Member
edited February 2016 in General 86 karma


  • NYC12345NYC12345 Alum Inactive Sage
    1654 karma
    Avoid them at all costs. Your personal statement should be erudite and professional.
  • Nicole HopkinsNicole Hopkins Alum Inactive Sage Inactive ⭐
    4344 karma
    Both my published work (in the Wall Street Journal and other national publications) and my law school essays all contain plentiful contractions.

    Write like a human being. It's much more interesting that way. Sometimes human beings use contractions. Sometimes we do not, for emphasis or meaningful formality, etc.
  • PacificoPacifico Alum Inactive ⭐
    8021 karma
    There are only two real rules: answer the prompt and don't be boring. If contractions work then go for it. This isn't an academic paper or one that would otherwise require such formality.
  • FerreroRocherFerreroRocher Alum Member
    86 karma
    Thanks guys!
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