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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby midwest17 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:16 pm

HorseThief wrote:FWIW, admits last year came out on Wed. Jan. 30th, Wed. Feb. 6th, and Thurs. Feb. 7th, while denials landed on Fri. Feb. 8th.

In the previous year, admits were all over the place, and denials came during the first 1.5 weeks of Feb.

*Info from mylsn and last year's thread.

**page 180


I get excited when I see information like this.










Then I remember I haven't submitted yet.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:17 pm

midwest17 wrote:
HorseThief wrote:FWIW, admits last year came out on Wed. Jan. 30th, Wed. Feb. 6th, and Thurs. Feb. 7th, while denials landed on Fri. Feb. 8th.

In the previous year, admits were all over the place, and denials came during the first 1.5 weeks of Feb.

*Info from mylsn and last year's thread.

**page 180


I get excited when I see information like this

Then I remember I haven't submitted yet.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby sjgonzalez3 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:47 am

LSN makes me so sad about Yale. 1 Match in the last 4 cycles :'(

75th LSAT, <25% GPA, URM
Complete 01/15

Checking in!

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby HorseThief » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:52 am

The way I look at Yale, the best you can do is get stats within the ballpark. After that, it's a complete black box where anything is possible. As long as someone has done it, you have just as good a shot as any of us.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Cocoblues » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:55 am

Complete on 1/18 and checking in!!!!

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby bbkk » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:55 pm

Just got an information package from YLS today. I know it probably doesn't mean anything, but I'm still very happy, especially after receiving tons of TTTT packages!!!

Btw, this thread is awfully quiet.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Black_Swan » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:13 pm

bee wrote:
neprep wrote:
bee wrote:
bbkk wrote:Still working on the 250...Hope to get it done by this week!

ive gotten through half of like 3 different 250s already :| its fucking hard, man.


The Yale 250 was by far the most exciting part of the app process. I mean you can literally write about anything.

see but thats the hard part :( TOO MANY CHOICES.


This. Never thought getting introduction, body and conclusion in 250 words would be that challenging.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby koalacity » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:17 pm

bbkk wrote:Btw, this thread is awfully quiet.

Dat 250 writer's block :(

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby PotenC » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:55 am

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby a.sleepyhead » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:42 am

PotenC wrote:Anybody got that packet from Yale with the sample PSs and 250s? I've read through them and while they're all really good, this one 250 (which I've copied word for word below) is honestly some of the best writing I've read, period. Makes me feel woefully inadequate. I wonder if it was written by a published novelist or something. Just wanted to share, haha.

They flew in, parabolic, with the wind that blows in November. There was a yellow dust warning that day. It will come from the west. Today, at least, stay indoors.

One, two, ten, twenty. One hundred shells. Two hundred. Whistling in from the north to slam into an island two hours away by car. I pressed mute and watched in silence, alone in my apartment perched atop a mountain in Seoul.

Two Marines dead - 21 and 19. Their baby faces stained the papers. Enlistment in the Marines jumped six-fold the following week.

My baby cousin's clothes were sent home from his barracks in August, one week after his mother shaved his head and cried. He was sent somewhere near the DMZ because he's tall, good-looking and athletic. It's supposed to intimidate the North Koreans. Baby cousin sent a letter. "The army's a lot of waiting around for four hours to do something for ten minutes. It's kind of like Six Flags while holding a big gun."

I opened the Times. "We shouldn't attack them, because I can remember when we were like them, poor and eating out of cans. But if we give them any more money, they'll use it to kill us." Biting the hand that feeds you. Feeding the rage that kills you.

Most have returned to their exploded homes. Where else would we go, they with say a laugh.

On a clear afternoon in November, bright pink and black and red plumes rose, languid, from mini-craters like noxious pockmarks in the ground. They have faded now, carried away by the wind that brings the yellow dust from the west.


Wow - that was amazing. (brb, withdrawing my app and sending in an apology letter)

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Kimikho » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:26 pm

I'm gonna apply to yale today.

I'm also going to data collect.

I also may finish this jar of nutella.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby midwest17 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:11 pm

scoobers wrote:I'm gonna apply to yale today.

I'm also going to data collect.

I also may finish this jar of nutella.


:lol:

:D

:)

:oops:

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby bbkk » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:19 pm

PotenC wrote:They flew in, parabolic, with the wind that blows in November. There was a yellow dust warning that day. It will come from the west. Today, at least, stay indoors.

One, two, ten, twenty. One hundred shells. Two hundred. Whistling in from the north to slam into an island two hours away by car. I pressed mute and watched in silence, alone in my apartment perched atop a mountain in Seoul.

Two Marines dead - 21 and 19. Their baby faces stained the papers. Enlistment in the Marines jumped six-fold the following week.

My baby cousin's clothes were sent home from his barracks in August, one week after his mother shaved his head and cried. He was sent somewhere near the DMZ because he's tall, good-looking and athletic. It's supposed to intimidate the North Koreans. Baby cousin sent a letter. "The army's a lot of waiting around for four hours to do something for ten minutes. It's kind of like Six Flags while holding a big gun."

I opened the Times. "We shouldn't attack them, because I can remember when we were like them, poor and eating out of cans. But if we give them any more money, they'll use it to kill us." Biting the hand that feeds you. Feeding the rage that kills you.

Most have returned to their exploded homes. Where else would we go, they with say a laugh.

On a clear afternoon in November, bright pink and black and red plumes rose, languid, from mini-craters like noxious pockmarks in the ground. They have faded now, carried away by the wind that brings the yellow dust from the west.


This is definitely great, but...273 words? :shock: I guess you CAN exceed the 250 word limit after all, if your writing is THIS good.

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Postby Kimikho » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:21 pm

bbkk wrote:
PotenC wrote:They flew in, parabolic, with the wind that blows in November. There was a yellow dust warning that day. It will come from the west. Today, at least, stay indoors.

One, two, ten, twenty. One hundred shells. Two hundred. Whistling in from the north to slam into an island two hours away by car. I pressed mute and watched in silence, alone in my apartment perched atop a mountain in Seoul.

Two Marines dead - 21 and 19. Their baby faces stained the papers. Enlistment in the Marines jumped six-fold the following week.

My baby cousin's clothes were sent home from his barracks in August, one week after his mother shaved his head and cried. He was sent somewhere near the DMZ because he's tall, good-looking and athletic. It's supposed to intimidate the North Koreans. Baby cousin sent a letter. "The army's a lot of waiting around for four hours to do something for ten minutes. It's kind of like Six Flags while holding a big gun."

I opened the Times. "We shouldn't attack them, because I can remember when we were like them, poor and eating out of cans. But if we give them any more money, they'll use it to kill us." Biting the hand that feeds you. Feeding the rage that kills you.

Most have returned to their exploded homes. Where else would we go, they with say a laugh.

On a clear afternoon in November, bright pink and black and red plumes rose, languid, from mini-craters like noxious pockmarks in the ground. They have faded now, carried away by the wind that brings the yellow dust from the west.


This is definitely great, but...273 words? :shock: I guess you CAN exceed the 250 word limit after all, if your writing is THIS good.


OMG you would <3

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby heythatslife » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:02 pm

scoobers wrote:
bbkk wrote:
PotenC wrote:They flew in, parabolic, with the wind that blows in November. There was a yellow dust warning that day. It will come from the west. Today, at least, stay indoors.

One, two, ten, twenty. One hundred shells. Two hundred. Whistling in from the north to slam into an island two hours away by car. I pressed mute and watched in silence, alone in my apartment perched atop a mountain in Seoul.

Two Marines dead - 21 and 19. Their baby faces stained the papers. Enlistment in the Marines jumped six-fold the following week.

My baby cousin's clothes were sent home from his barracks in August, one week after his mother shaved his head and cried. He was sent somewhere near the DMZ because he's tall, good-looking and athletic. It's supposed to intimidate the North Koreans. Baby cousin sent a letter. "The army's a lot of waiting around for four hours to do something for ten minutes. It's kind of like Six Flags while holding a big gun."

I opened the Times. "We shouldn't attack them, because I can remember when we were like them, poor and eating out of cans. But if we give them any more money, they'll use it to kill us." Biting the hand that feeds you. Feeding the rage that kills you.

Most have returned to their exploded homes. Where else would we go, they with say a laugh.

On a clear afternoon in November, bright pink and black and red plumes rose, languid, from mini-craters like noxious pockmarks in the ground. They have faded now, carried away by the wind that brings the yellow dust from the west.


This is definitely great, but...273 words? :shock: I guess you CAN exceed the 250 word limit after all, if your writing is THIS good.


OMG you would <3

This makes me wonder if I should even have applied to Yale in the first place *sigh*

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Postby drawstring » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:12 pm

bbkk wrote:
PotenC wrote:They flew in, parabolic, with the wind that blows in November. There was a yellow dust warning that day. It will come from the west. Today, at least, stay indoors.

One, two, ten, twenty. One hundred shells. Two hundred. Whistling in from the north to slam into an island two hours away by car. I pressed mute and watched in silence, alone in my apartment perched atop a mountain in Seoul.

Two Marines dead - 21 and 19. Their baby faces stained the papers. Enlistment in the Marines jumped six-fold the following week.

My baby cousin's clothes were sent home from his barracks in August, one week after his mother shaved his head and cried. He was sent somewhere near the DMZ because he's tall, good-looking and athletic. It's supposed to intimidate the North Koreans. Baby cousin sent a letter. "The army's a lot of waiting around for four hours to do something for ten minutes. It's kind of like Six Flags while holding a big gun."

I opened the Times. "We shouldn't attack them, because I can remember when we were like them, poor and eating out of cans. But if we give them any more money, they'll use it to kill us." Biting the hand that feeds you. Feeding the rage that kills you.

Most have returned to their exploded homes. Where else would we go, they with say a laugh.

On a clear afternoon in November, bright pink and black and red plumes rose, languid, from mini-craters like noxious pockmarks in the ground. They have faded now, carried away by the wind that brings the yellow dust from the west.


This is definitely great, but...273 words? :shock: I guess you CAN exceed the 250 word limit after all, if your writing is THIS good.


Ya, great writing and all, but I'm surprised they use this as an example of a good 250 when Asha seems so strict about the word limit. It's not like it's just a few words over either.

http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissions/archive/2008/01/23/the-250-word-albatross.aspx

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby HorseThief » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:56 pm

PotenC wrote:
They flew in, parabolic, with the wind that blows in November. There was a yellow dust warning that day. It will come from the west. Today, at least, stay indoors.

One, two, ten, twenty. One hundred shells. Two hundred. Whistling in from the north to slam into an island two hours away by car. I pressed mute and watched in silence, alone in my apartment perched atop a mountain in Seoul.

Two Marines dead - 21 and 19. Their baby faces stained the papers. Enlistment in the Marines jumped six-fold the following week.

My baby cousin's clothes were sent home from his barracks in August, one week after his mother shaved his head and cried. He was sent somewhere near the DMZ because he's tall, good-looking and athletic. It's supposed to intimidate the North Koreans. Baby cousin sent a letter. "The army's a lot of waiting around for four hours to do something for ten minutes. It's kind of like Six Flags while holding a big gun."

I opened the Times. "We shouldn't attack them, because I can remember when we were like them, poor and eating out of cans. But if we give them any more money, they'll use it to kill us." Biting the hand that feeds you. Feeding the rage that kills you.

Most have returned to their exploded homes. Where else would we go, they with say a laugh.

On a clear afternoon in November, bright pink and black and red plumes rose, languid, from mini-craters like noxious pockmarks in the ground. They have faded now, carried away by the wind that brings the yellow dust from the west.


I guess it's just me, but I don't like this for a 250. Assuming the author really was in Seoul, it's a frustrating example because how many of us were bystanders in Korea during the war? And if the author wasn't in Seoul and it's just fiction, then it seems irrelevant to the application. I'm no Asha, but I think 250's should tell something more about the author than 'I can write poetically.' What do we learn about the author's character from this 250? Not a whole lot.

5/10 would not submit.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby The-Specs » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:49 am

HorseThief wrote:I guess it's just me, but I don't like this for a 250. Assuming the author really was in Seoul, it's a frustrating example because how many of us were bystanders in Korea during the war? And if the author wasn't in Seoul and it's just fiction, then it seems irrelevant to the application. I'm no Asha, but I think 250's should tell something more about the author than 'I can write poetically.' What do we learn about the author's character from this 250? Not a whole lot.

5/10 would not submit.


Couldn't agree with you more HorseThief. I won't pretend that my writing is more beautiful than this example but I think the 250 can achieve a lot of different things. It may be that this was the perfect 250 (minus the fact that it went over the word limit) for this applicant but I think it would have been a terrible one for me (not just in content because I obviously didn't have this experience but in its tone and style).

So, while I think this is beautiful writing I don't think this a great prototype for almost anyone. The one thing I do like about it is its disregard for the standard essay format (intro, body, conclusion). The 250 can be so liberating if you get out of that box.

While I say this I really don't know how good my own 250 was, though, to be honest, I felt like it is probably the best piece of writing I have ever produced…so all the more telling when I am summarily rejected from Yale. :)

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby crazyrobin » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:48 am

The-Specs wrote:
HorseThief wrote:I guess it's just me, but I don't like this for a 250. Assuming the author really was in Seoul, it's a frustrating example because how many of us were bystanders in Korea during the war? And if the author wasn't in Seoul and it's just fiction, then it seems irrelevant to the application. I'm no Asha, but I think 250's should tell something more about the author than 'I can write poetically.' What do we learn about the author's character from this 250? Not a whole lot.

5/10 would not submit.


Couldn't agree with you more HorseThief. I won't pretend that my writing is more beautiful than this example but I think the 250 can achieve a lot of different things. It may be that this was the perfect 250 (minus the fact that it went over the word limit) for this applicant but I think it would have been a terrible one for me (not just in content because I obviously didn't have this experience but in its tone and style).

So, while I think this is beautiful writing I don't think this a great prototype for almost anyone. The one thing I do like about it is its disregard for the standard essay format (intro, body, conclusion). The 250 can be so liberating if you get out of that box.

While I say this I really don't know how good my own 250 was, though, to be honest, I felt like it is probably the best piece of writing I have ever produced…so all the more telling when I am summarily rejected from Yale. :)


I look forward to reading it!!!!!

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Howl » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:33 pm

Sooooo after weeks and weeks of procrastinating, just decided to check out the Yale app today. :shock: I am mucho confused by the attachments section. Should we just not submit a resume if all the info would go in the other attachments anyway? :|

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Postby bbkk » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:35 pm

Howl wrote:Sooooo after weeks and weeks of procrastinating, just decided to check out the Yale app today. :shock: I am mucho confused by the attachments section. Should we just not submit a resume if all the info would go in the other attachments anyway? :|



I'm submitting one anyway, even though 90% of the info is overlapped with the docs.

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Postby bbkk » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:37 pm

BTW I didn't notice that I've missed my 500th post until just now. I was planning to post it here for good luck. :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:40 pm

Howl wrote:Sooooo after weeks and weeks of procrastinating, just decided to check out the Yale app today. :shock: I am mucho confused by the attachments section. Should we just not submit a resume if all the info would go in the other attachments anyway? :|


You can still submit a resume, just keep it to one page for Yale.

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Postby The-Specs » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:01 pm

crazyrobin wrote:
I look forward to reading it!!!!!


Hahaha thanks for the enthusiasm but I don't know if anyone will ever read it if I don't get in, so chances are no one will ever see it. :)




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