Question on wording for a Why X? essay - Thanks!

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DukeHopeful
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Question on wording for a Why X? essay - Thanks!

Postby DukeHopeful » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:44 pm

I'm writing my Why X for my number one choice (should be pretty obvious) and I want to let them know that it is my number one choice and that I'd really like to go there. That said, I don't want to say I'd go no matter what, because I do still have concerns to be addressed over money I might have on the table elsewhere. Is there a way that I can say this appropriately? If everything is equal, its my number one choice at this point.

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Re: Question on wording for a Why X? essay - Thanks!

Postby holborn » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:45 pm

I believe the phrase "first choice" is good for this. Its not promising youll go there, but it still lets them know they are your #1.

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Re: Question on wording for a Why X? essay - Thanks!

Postby WhiskeyGuy » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:46 pm

X is my top choice.

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Re: Question on wording for a Why X? essay - Thanks!

Postby DukeHopeful » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:49 pm

Ok, thanks. I just worried about coming across as saying I would go no matter what if accepted, which I've read is a no-no if you aren't 100% sure. Thanks again.




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