melamine wrote: i think the admissions people might also be a little insulted that you thought so little of their evaluating capacities that you decided to give them directions on how to make their decisions.
I agree on your assessment. But don't you think we are all trying to tell admissions people how to make the "right" decision - by accepting us?
there's a difference between
(1) convincing a school that you meet their standards, and
(2) telling a school that their standards are not the right ones - and that they should be using some other standard (presumably one that gets you in).
we're all trying to tell admissions people how to make the "right" decision in the first sense. We are the "right" decision (allegedly) because we meet their standards. hopefully we're not doing the second. the first one is not insulting to the adcom - the second is. i'm not saying thats what she is intending to say in her LOCI - i'm just saying that that is how it could easily come across.