shakespeare wrote:Sorry, i was talking about the required part. if you're talking about the optional part, i didn't fill it in. It's on my resume, the required resume-ish/activities thing AND pretty obvious in my essay (if not already mentioned by my recommenders). My personal take on it is that adding it is redundant and not necessary. It makes the whole application less tight. Plus, it may make it seem like that's ALL you've done if you write the same thing too many times.
Hmm, I guess I interpreted the "post-school activities" section as optional only because not all applicants took time off after undergrad. It says:
"If it has been more than three months since you attended an educational institution, please describe what you have been doing in the interval."
That seems to me like they require it for all of us who aren't K-JD. But I agree -- it seems weird to repeat things!