zor wrote:Another hold question: so I'm going to be writing the three optional hold essays (I'm also interviewing soon, eek!). I never did submit a Why Northwestern? though. I feel my first LOCI did address this, and I anticipate my future LOCIs to address it as well. Would it be a good or bad idea to write a Why Northwestern? at this point, given that a) it's not explicitly mentioned as recommended on the Hold FAQ site; b) my LOCIs have and will address it; but c) I never did one, and am not sure that they are taking me seriously because of that oversight.
I think you're fine without it. You've basically already written one in a LOCI. Writing 3 hold essays demonstrates your desire to attend. And you'll likely have a chance to answer that exact question during your interview (on top of the fact that interviewing further demonstrates your interest).