Yale 250 word essay

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Yale 250 word essay

Postby polichick » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:18 pm

Just curious what sort of topics people are writing for this. I thought about using my diversity statement but it's way past the word limit. Thanks.

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Re: Yale 250 word essay

Postby Confused7 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:25 pm

There's a thread somewhere on TLS with Yale 250s of those who applied and got in. Can't seem to find it now though....from what I remember, a lot of people wrote about intellectual pursuits and academic topics. But there were also those who wrote about a personal talent or anecdote. I'm writing about a childhood nickname myself.

I think any topic is fine, but of course keeping the audience in mind (i.e. don't make it TMI). What's your diversity statement on? If you're submitting a diversity statement to Yale anyway, you might consider writing about another interesting aspect of yourself for the 250.

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Re: Yale 250 word essay

Postby The Stig » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:16 pm

this is a good thread - Operation: Enduring Yale 250s

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Re: Yale 250 word essay

Postby The Gentleman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:24 pm

I was thinking of writing about zombies. READ: I have no chance at Yale and am applying for the hell of it.

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Re: Yale 250 word essay

Postby The Gentleman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:26 pm

Also, this link might be helpful.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/appendixc.html

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Re: Yale 250 word essay

Postby capitalacq » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:22 pm

Don't look at examples, just listen to Asha's advice

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Re: Yale 250 word essay

Postby lzyovrachievr » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:16 am

capitalacq wrote:Don't look at examples, just listen to Asha's advice


+1. At the very least, don't follow those examples.

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Re: Yale 250 word essay

Postby MysticalWheel » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:19 am

capitalacq wrote:Don't look at examples, just listen to Asha's advice

Asha shmasha...3.82/174- I'm bursting in there and taking what's mine, 250 or not!

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Re: Yale 250 word essay

Postby Hedwig » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:53 am

MysticalWheel wrote:
capitalacq wrote:Don't look at examples, just listen to Asha's advice

Asha shmasha...3.82/174- I'm bursting in there and taking what's mine, 250 or not!


LSAT TWIN! My GPA is higher than yours though and I don't feel at all safe. NO ONE IS SAFE.

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Re: Yale 250 word essay

Postby im_blue » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:33 am

eit wrote:
MysticalWheel wrote:
capitalacq wrote:Don't look at examples, just listen to Asha's advice

Asha shmasha...3.82/174- I'm bursting in there and taking what's mine, 250 or not!


LSAT TWIN! My GPA is higher than yours though and I don't feel at all safe. NO ONE IS SAFE ITE!

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Re: Yale 250 word essay

Postby Kretzy » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:52 am

The Gentleman wrote:I was thinking of writing about zombies. READ: I have no chance at Yale and am applying for the hell of it.


I wrote about zombies. Ended up working out fairly well for me, despite low numbers (median GPA, 25th LSAT, non-URM).

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Re: Yale 250 word essay

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:33 pm

Kretzy wrote:
The Gentleman wrote:I was thinking of writing about zombies. READ: I have no chance at Yale and am applying for the hell of it.


I wrote about zombies. Ended up working out fairly well for me, despite low numbers (median GPA, 25th LSAT, non-URM).


Seriously? Can I read it?

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Re: Yale 250 word essay

Postby Kretzy » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:10 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
The Gentleman wrote:I was thinking of writing about zombies. READ: I have no chance at Yale and am applying for the hell of it.


I wrote about zombies. Ended up working out fairly well for me, despite low numbers (median GPA, 25th LSAT, non-URM).


Seriously? Can I read it?


PM'ed, but it's also in the "Operation: Enduring Yale 250s" thread.

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Re: Yale 250 word essay

Postby The Gentleman » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:26 pm

Kretzy wrote:PM'ed, but it's also in the "Operation: Enduring Yale 250s" thread.


I figured you were kidding until I checked that thread. So much for zombie 250.

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Re: Yale 250 word essay

Postby MysticalWheel » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:25 pm

eit wrote:
MysticalWheel wrote:
capitalacq wrote:Don't look at examples, just listen to Asha's advice

Asha shmasha...3.82/174- I'm bursting in there and taking what's mine, 250 or not!


LSAT TWIN! My GPA is higher than yours though and I don't feel at all safe. NO ONE IS SAFE.


My thoughts precisely- I have no illusions about Yale. Honestly, I prefer H, but I'm still applying. Good luck LSAT twin!

MW




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