POLL on why X Optional essay? U know you wanna.....

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HowdyYall
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POLL on why X Optional essay? U know you wanna.....

Postby HowdyYall » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:41 pm

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Re: POLL on why X Optional essay? U know you wanna.....

Postby HowdyYall » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:54 pm

thanks in advance for your help guys!

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St.Remy
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Re: POLL on why X Optional essay? U know you wanna.....

Postby St.Remy » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:01 pm

The point of a why X essay is to show that you are genuinely interested in a school, that you've researched or visited or explored it as best you could. With that in mind, try to be a little more specific with your essay. You mention two professors and a clinic, but otherwise you haven't tailored the essay in any way.

As it stands the essay seems a bit cookie cutter, and if I why X essay is read and judged to be a cookie cutter it certainly won't help and may hurt.

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Re: POLL on why X Optional essay? U know you wanna.....

Postby HowdyYall » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:30 pm

St.Remy wrote:The point of a why X essay is to show that you are genuinely interested in a school, that you've researched or visited or explored it as best you could. With that in mind, try to be a little more specific with your essay. You mention two professors and a clinic, but otherwise you haven't tailored the essay in any way.

As it stands the essay seems a bit cookie cutter, and if I why X essay is read and judged to be a cookie cutter it certainly won't help and may hurt.


gracias for taking the time to help! anyone else?

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Re: POLL on why X Optional essay? U know you wanna.....

Postby arism87 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:32 pm

St.Remy wrote:The point of a why X essay is to show that you are genuinely interested in a school, that you've researched or visited or explored it as best you could. With that in mind, try to be a little more specific with your essay. You mention two professors and a clinic, but otherwise you haven't tailored the essay in any way.

As it stands the essay seems a bit cookie cutter, and if I why X essay is read and judged to be a cookie cutter it certainly won't help and may hurt.


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