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Hello everyone, how can I better approach this question. I am trying my best not to make it sound like a summary of my resume. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. 

"Discuss any significant personal, academic work experiences or career/life achievements you feel are relevant to your application."

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Barry
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You should always tie your experience to how it will help you in law school. Just like it says, "relevant to your application". What is this an application for? Law school. Everything you list needs to be framed as a benefit to your ability to succeed in law school. Think about what skills would be important to have and pick out the times you acquired practice in those skills: e.g. time management, customer service.. 

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2 minutes ago, Barry said:

You should always tie your experience to how it will help you in law school. Just like it says, "relevant to your application". What is this an application for? Law school. Everything you list needs to be framed as a benefit to your ability to succeed in law school. Think about what skills would be important to have and pick out the times you acquired practice in those skills: e.g. time management, customer service.. 

thank you for your reply

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The way I approached it is on a resume, I just list the position/tasks as they are. On my personal statement, I described what kinds of skills I learned at a given job and how that would apply to me being a good law student and potentially a good legal professional. 

So, for example, let's say you worked in fast food. You can say you learned excellent time management, communication skills, and how to work hard. 

You can do something very similar in terms of academics. Did you make the Dean's List? Graduate with honours/distinction? What skills did your undergrad help you cultivate?

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1 hour ago, Whist said:

The way I approached it is on a resume, I just list the position/tasks as they are. On my personal statement, I described what kinds of skills I learned at a given job and how that would apply to me being a good law student and potentially a good legal professional. 

So, for example, let's say you worked in fast food. You can say you learned excellent time management, communication skills, and how to work hard. 

You can do something very similar in terms of academics. Did you make the Dean's List? Graduate with honours/distinction? What skills did your undergrad help you cultivate?

Thanks for your input 

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