Why X Essays

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rklafehn
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Why X Essays

Postby rklafehn » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:22 am

I have been reading about these all over the place.

1) Do the schools that like them tell you that they like them / want them?
2) Which of the t14 schools essentially require you to write a Why X Essay if you want to gain an edge in admissions?
3) Which of the t14 schools is it entirely unnecessary to write a Why X Essay?

Thanks in advance. I simply need to figure out my application process for this cycle along with studying for the October retake.

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Hannibal
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Re: Why X Essays

Postby Hannibal » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:32 am

Oh my god. Look down ONE on the topic list.

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Re: Why X Essays

Postby rklafehn » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:33 am

hahahahahaha

My bad. That is all I can say...

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Re: Why X Essays

Postby Knock » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:34 am

Hannibal wrote:Oh my god. Look down ONE on the topic list.


This is kind of a different question. He's asking more school specific feelings on Why X? essays.

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Re: Why X Essays

Postby Hannibal » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:36 am

All those questions are answered in the linked thing in the other topic.

Fair point though.

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Re: Why X Essays

Postby rklafehn » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:42 am

It says not to write a Why X Essay to the t6 schools.

Would it hurt to write one to CCN? Help?

If my LSAT retake goes as planned I intend to apply to H, CCN, MP.

I was just curious beyone MP if any of those other schools would look favorable upon a Why X Essay.

Also, schools such as Cornell, Georgetown, Vanderbilt and BU, would chances of money increase if you sent a Why X Essay?

My questions are slightly more specific than the thread in the other link. That link is more about what to do in the actually essay versus school specific questions that I am posing.

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Re: Why X Essays

Postby capitalacq » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:01 am

rklafehn wrote:I have been reading about these all over the place.

1) Do the schools that like them tell you that they like them / want them?
2) Which of the t14 schools essentially require you to write a Why X Essay if you want to gain an edge in admissions?
3) Which of the t14 schools is it entirely unnecessary to write a Why X Essay?

Thanks in advance. I simply need to figure out my application process for this cycle along with studying for the October retake.

It's not required for any T14 and pretty much unnecessary at all of them. If you have something interesting and compelling to say about a school that accepts it, then it might be worth the effort. But, generally they really don't care. I didn't send any and it had no bearing on my cycle (and I avoided YP at the schools where other posters might insist it's necessary). Honestly, just make it apparent through your PS and your application that you're a good fit for the school. You could easily do this without even naming the school.




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