Just remembered there's an essay

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Just remembered there's an essay

Postby piney » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:01 pm

I don't have time to practice, but I already know how to write. How do I do well on this section.

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Re: Just remembered there's an essay

Postby red52 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:04 pm

piney wrote:I don't have time to practice, but I already know how to write. How do I do well on this section.



Write coherently, tell why your side is a better choice. Address the facts of the opposing side and explain why their facts will not reach the same result as your conclusion. Do this in a clear, concise, and well written manner and you will be fine.

I did a few today, it is honestly really easy.

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Re: Just remembered there's an essay

Postby piney » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:06 pm

Is it a standard 5 paragraph essay?

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Re: Just remembered there's an essay

Postby ph14 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:07 pm

The essay doesn't matter at all. There is no format. I think you just pick a point a side and argue for it.

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Re: Just remembered there's an essay

Postby piney » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:11 pm

ph14 wrote:The essay doesn't matter at all.

That's exactly what I wanted to hear. Now I can watch TV.
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Re: Just remembered there's an essay

Postby ph14 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:11 pm

piney wrote:
ph14 wrote:The essay doesn't matter at all.
That's exactly what I wanted to hear. Now I can watch TV.


That is the correct decision. Relax and enjoy yourself.

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Re: Just remembered there's an essay

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Re: Just remembered there's an essay

Postby dingbat » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:55 pm

rebexness wrote:
piney wrote:I don't have time to practice, but I already know how to write. How do I do well on this section.


Can you really "do well" on something that is not graded?

it's more like if you do really, really badly you can hurt your chances.

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Re: Just remembered there's an essay

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Re: Just remembered there's an essay

Postby red52 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:06 pm

i was thinking about doing something like this on my essay:

Image

thoughts?

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Re: Just remembered there's an essay

Postby dingbat » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:47 pm

With really bad, I mean not being able to string a coherent sentence together or quoting passages from Mein Kampf.
Not sure about drawing pictures but I'd personally give bonus points for the giraffe

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Re: Just remembered there's an essay

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:53 pm

Part of me recalls the common wisdom being that, if they feel like your application is overly prepared, they compare your writing style on the essay to that in your personal statement to try to glean how much help you got in preparing your PS. I also have a terrible memory.

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Re: Just remembered there's an essay

Postby SumStalwart » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:10 am

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Part of me recalls the common wisdom being that, if they feel like your application is overly prepared, they compare your writing style on the essay to that in your personal statement to try to glean how much help you got in preparing your PS. I also have a terrible memory.


I love the disclaimer.




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