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Cornell Question

Postby jellybean8 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:34 pm

I'm sorry if this has been asked a million times before or if it's a really dumb question.

The Cornell app has a slot to paste your Why Cornell essay and another slot for an attachment. The attachment is "optional".

Does that just mean that if we WANT to ALSO attach it we can? Or does it mean if we want to write more than the 1000 word limit on the mandatory one we put it there?

Thanks!
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Re: Cornell Question

Postby soj » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:36 pm

I wouldn't go over the 1000 words.

Use the preview function and see what makes sense. If it'll just create duplicates of the same essay, then don't paste and attach; do just one.

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Re: Cornell Question

Postby Samara » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:48 pm

The limit is 1000 characters, not 1000 words. 1000 characters is like two short paragraphs. Most schools seem to want short Why X essays, but 1000 characters seems really short. Should this field just be a condensed version of a longer Why X essay? It's a weird application.

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Re: Cornell Question

Postby sanetruth » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:54 pm

I attached my Why C and it was certainly over 1000 characters. If you look at the prompt for the Why C in the essays section, it doesn't say 1000 characters, that was good enough to convince me there wasn't a limit.

For the part where there IS a 1000 character limit, i just summarized my essay in a sentence and then said 'please see attached essay' or something like that.

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Re: Cornell Question

Postby jellybean8 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:04 pm

Ah, I just came back to say I did notice the 1,000 characters not words (and that I feel pretty stupid). It's still confusing. I was at first hesitant to write a "see attachment" type of thing because I know it's a big no-no for resumes, but I think that's really the only thing to do in this case!

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Re: Cornell Question

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:22 pm

642 characters left...And I'm spent

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Re: Cornell Question

Postby Samara » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:25 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:642 characters left...And I'm spent

haha, yeah, I was working on this and I was like "uhh...because it has prestige and good job placement...uhh...people tell me Ithaca is beautiful?"




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