Why Duke...help

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crossingforHYS
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Why Duke...help

Postby crossingforHYS » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:54 pm

I hope this is the proper forum to post this in, but here it goes:

I have never written a why X essay before, and I was hoping to get some critic on my Why Duke addendum. I have looked at VanWinkles guide to them...but I still feel like mine misses the mark.

Any takers who are willing to take a look? Thank you!

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Dany
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Re: Why Duke...help

Postby Dany » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:56 pm

I haven't written any "Why X" essays myself, but I'm generally good at critiquing content/grammar and would be glad to look over it. Just PM it to me!

crossingforHYS
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Re: Why Duke...help

Postby crossingforHYS » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:58 pm

eskimo wrote:I haven't written any "Why X" essays myself, but I'm generally good at critiquing content/grammar and would be glad to look over it. Just PM it to me!

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't tell you how much I appreciate it: Pm'd.

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Re: Why Duke...help

Postby cavebat2000 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:07 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:I hope this is the proper forum to post this in, but here it goes:

I have never written a why X essay before, and I was hoping to get some critic on my Why Duke addendum. I have looked at VanWinkles guide to them...but I still feel like mine misses the mark.

Any takers who are willing to take a look? Thank you!


Your best bet is to be Honest about why you are applying. If you really arn't interested then don't apply!

crossingforHYS
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Re: Why Duke...help

Postby crossingforHYS » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:09 pm

cavebat2000 wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:I hope this is the proper forum to post this in, but here it goes:

I have never written a why X essay before, and I was hoping to get some critic on my Why Duke addendum. I have looked at VanWinkles guide to them...but I still feel like mine misses the mark.

Any takers who are willing to take a look? Thank you!


Your best bet is to be Honest about why you are applying. If you really arn't interested then don't apply!


I was honest about why I'm applying...and I am interested. Even so, that doesnt mean that my addendum is good. There is a way to craft your answer that involves more then honesty. Thats why I'm asking for help...

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Re: Why Duke...help

Postby blurbz » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:13 pm

I wrote a bunch of them with pretty good success. If you want to PM me, I'll happily take a look.

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Re: Why Duke...help

Postby paralegal » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:17 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:I have never written a why X essay before, and I was hoping to get some critic on my Why Duke addendum. I have looked at VanWinkles guide to them...but I still feel like mine misses the mark.

Any takers who are willing to take a look? Thank you!


I'd be happy to take a look. I felt that my "Why Duke" essay was well written. (Duke Class of 2013)

crossingforHYS
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Re: Why Duke...help

Postby crossingforHYS » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:19 pm

Pm'd both of you, Thank you!

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Re: Why Duke...help

Postby username99 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:34 pm

Feel free to send to me - I'd def take a look.

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Deuce
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Re: Why Duke...help

Postby Deuce » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:36 pm

Just a general note- you don't need to write a "Why X" essay for the school you ED to, correct?

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Bosque
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Re: Why Duke...help

Postby Bosque » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:37 pm

I am at Duke right now (2L, not a 1L). If you want me to take a look, let me know.

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Re: Why Duke...help

Postby prezidentv8 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:47 pm

Bosque wrote:I am at Duke right now (2L, not a 1L). If you want me to take a look, let me know.


Same here.




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