Effect of Why X essays?

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WhiteGuy5
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Effect of Why X essays?

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:36 pm

Is there any way this could work against you?

I know writing one for HYS is useless, but what about Columbia?

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Re: Effect of Why X essays?

Postby maxpower430 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:32 pm

I believe the consensus is that for a place like Columbia, it is either neutral (it's Columbia so they know why you want to go there), or could work against you (i.e. poorly written/thought out).

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Re: Effect of Why X essays?

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:38 pm

I think that T6 is inappropriate. MVP seem to enjoy them, but above that the schools seem to take for granted that of course you want to go there.

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Re: Effect of Why X essays?

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:41 pm

vanwinkle wrote:I think that T6 is inappropriate. MVP seem to enjoy them, but above that the schools seem to take for granted that of course you want to go there.

this. MVP and D are the schools where they matter the most

ETA: Penn is leaning toward the five year plan essay though

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Re: Effect of Why X essays?

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:42 pm

maxpower430 wrote:I believe the consensus is that for a place like Columbia, it is either neutral (it's Columbia so they know why you want to go there), or could work against you (i.e. poorly written/thought out).


And NYU and Chicago?

Edit: Didn't see the other post.
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Re: Effect of Why X essays?

Postby sach1282 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:47 pm

vanwinkle wrote:I think that T6 is inappropriate. MVP seem to enjoy them, but above that the schools seem to take for granted that of course you want to go there.




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