Why St. Johns

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sportsstar5
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Why St. Johns

Postby sportsstar5 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:43 pm

On the application, it's asking for 500 characters why I would want to go here. I'm unsure as to what to put - I don't want to give the standard answers based on some research from looking at their website. It's a local school with a good reputation. Does anyone have any ideas on how to answer this short but important question? Thanks.

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Re: Why St. Johns

Postby sportsstar5 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:47 pm

I also don't want to just take a few things I find interesting about the schools from articles like the one on this website about the school. Very confused how to approach this, they asked it for a reason, and there's so little room. It's definitely a school I was considered if I got in, but I haven't done much research as it's just a good local school with a good reputation. Thanks.

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Re: Why St. Johns

Postby sportsstar5 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:24 pm

Anyone have any info? Thank you so much.

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TTH
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Re: Why St. Johns

Postby TTH » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:24 pm

I think the correct answer to that question on the app is "I want to attend St. John's because . . . shit, why do I want to attend St. John's?"

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Re: Why St. Johns

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:35 pm

It's St. John's, not Yale asking for the extremely important Yale 250. Just regurgitate a few sentences on stuff you saw on the website that they look like they're proud of (clinics, concentrations, new library building, whatever) in a semi-coherent manner and make sure you don't mix up its/it's or their/there/they're and you're probably ahead of the curve.

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Re: Why St. Johns

Postby Kess » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:54 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:It's St. John's, not Yale asking for the extremely important Yale 250. Just regurgitate a few sentences on stuff you saw on the website that they look like they're proud of (clinics, concentrations, new library building, whatever) in a semi-coherent manner and make sure you don't mix up its/it's or their/there/they're and you're probably ahead of the curve.


OP, I basically did this ^^ and got in with less than stellar #s.

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Re: Why St. Johns

Postby Grizz » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:03 pm

"I don't have the numbers to get into Fordham."

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Re: Why St. Johns

Postby danielhay11 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:45 pm

"I enjoy the rigors of doc review and the challenges of an insurmountable debt burden."

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Re: Why St. Johns

Postby cactuarX3 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:53 pm

I knew this thread was going to get ugly the moment I saw it pop up.

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Re: Why St. Johns

Postby Jante05 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:53 pm

Stumped here I would focus on I want to go to X school cause they offer X program and elaborate
cactuarX3 wrote:I knew this thread was going to get ugly the moment I saw it pop up.
<<< yeah, what i notice on tls are peeps posting comments that aren't constructive

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Re: Why St. Johns

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:37 am

Jante05 wrote:Stumped here I would focus on I want to go to X school cause they offer X program and elaborate
cactuarX3 wrote:I knew this thread was going to get ugly the moment I saw it pop up.
<<< yeah, what i notice on tls are peeps posting comments that aren't constructive

Telling someone not to go to St. John's ITE is pretty constructive.




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