dnptan wrote:Lavitz wrote:TripTrip wrote:George Clooney would make an excellent pirate.
Pirates of TLS: Curse of the Harvard WL
Starring George Clooney as TripTrip
[pic of me in a pirate outfit]
But really, I imagine George Clooney playing a super suave pirate. Think Ocean's 11 in the late 1600s.
Blasphemytoothbrush wrote:I like everyone in this thread that contributes so I'll ask the question here: (this is not for HLS)
Sure. I think brevity is important. My personal rule of thumb was keep it to one page including all the basic letter formatting (addresses and whatnot).toothbrush wrote:How long should it be? I'm basically writing the loci to say 1) at this point i'm still interested and would accept off the WL and 2) I graduated with honors blah blah and am working developing x y z skills. Is 2-3 paragraphs acceptable?
I'd do an attachment. I wouldn't print it and scan it; that seems like too much. Personally I always keep a digitized image of my signature handy so I can attach it to letters I want to send via email, but to each his own.toothbrush wrote:Do you send the LOCI in the body of an email or as an attachment? If the latter, do you have to print, sign, scan and attach the LOCI? (I saw someone say they sign it..)
I've always done "Dear Dean X." Definitely not "To whom it may concern."toothbrush wrote:How do you address it? " To whom it may come" " Dear Dean X " ?
I think that depends on the tone of your writing in the body.toothbrush wrote:How do you close? "sincerely" "warm wishes" "best" "hope to hear from you soon"
Know why you were waitlisted and seek to remedy that inadvertently in the LOCI. If you were WL'd for YP, show why you want to go to that school. If you were waitlisted because your UG sucks (yours truly, case in point), hopefully your update shows you exceeding academically.toothbrush wrote:Any overall thoughts?