Mention journal as a reason for why X?

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JJDancer
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Mention journal as a reason for why X?

Postby JJDancer » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:43 pm

If I mention a secondary journal as something that I like about the school in a why X, do I need to show how I would contribute with editing/writing skills?

Basically what can I discuss in relation to the journal that shows my sincere interest and potential contribution?
Prior knowledge, coursework in the subject? writing skills?

Thanks.

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Re: Mention journal as a reason for why X?

Postby binarycode » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:05 am

JJDancer wrote:If I mention a secondary journal as something that I like about the school in a why X, do I need to show how I would contribute with editing/writing skills?

Basically what can I discuss in relation to the journal that shows my sincere interest and potential contribution?
Prior knowledge, coursework in the subject? writing skills?

Thanks.


All of the above will help. In fact, there would be little point of mentioning that you would contribute to the journal without those skills. I think even one of those will help out, given you can elaborate and make a convincing case.

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Re: Mention journal as a reason for why X?

Postby prezidentv8 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:48 am

Just thinking as a staff member on two secondary journals...

assuming adcoms know what you actually do on a journal, make sure you're educated on the topic - because it really is a horribly boring and tedious experience (for me anyway), and acting really stoked about it without being armed with the actual facts of what a journal is could probably be a negative if phrased the wrong way.




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