AntipodeanPhil wrote:I have a question I'm hoping you guys can help me with. I got held at Penn almost two weeks ago, and I'm planning to send them something to show I'm still interested.
The hold email says: "Please feel free to submit additional supporting documents, such as one additional letter of recommendation, an updated resume, or an additional two page essay on the topic of your choice." My resume hasn't changed and it would take me ages to get a new LOR, so all I can send is an additional essay. I see two options:
1) Send a traditional LOCI (what I've been up to; why I still love Penn). I haven't been up to much, alas, and I already explained why I love Penn in the optional essay I submitted with my application.
2) Send a second essay on one of the "optional essay" topics. I could probably write something interesting about the work of art that most influenced my decision to study the law.
I would go with Option #2. It adds more *new* things to your application, and you can always throw in a tastefully worded line about how much you love Penn. I'm going with the second option myself (waitlisted) but since I didn't submit any optional essays to begin with, I guess I'll have my pick of topics...