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

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

Postby neprep » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:01 am

midwest17 wrote:
scoobers wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
robo1378 wrote:this may be totally neurotic of me, but hyphenated words count as one word right?

I'm literally at 250 words exactly and MS Word counts hyphenated words as a single word and I just want to make sure this is the accepted convention. I wonder how they count the words in our 250s.


http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 824AALJFft

It is one word. The other answerer is wrong.
A hyphen makes it into one word. I am an English teacher with 30 years experience and I know that I am right.
Source:
Jim in Melbourne.


Well-this-will-make-my-250-so-much-easier (one word)


Great Idea Jeans


Scoobs please do this. You'll get autodinged but it's worth it for the lulz.

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

Postby marsarinian » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:15 am

Hey guys, just got accepted to Yale two days ago! I don't come to this board very often, but I've found it really helpful when I was studying for the LSAT, for example, and registered an account to share my stats, etc. I'd be willing to share my 250 as well if people are interested as well.

Cheers and good luck to everyone else in the rest of the cycle!

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

Postby FuriousDuck » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:57 am

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

Postby yomisterd » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:59 am

Just found out that one of my students (my favorite, actually) has an interview for Yale undergrad.

ARE OUR FATES LINKED??!? (wait, this means Yale has seen a recommendation letter I wrote. hmmm.... that could be a good thing. Think Asha knows?)

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

Postby Cicero76 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:01 am

yomisterd wrote:Just found out that one of my students (my favorite, actually) has an interview for Yale undergrad.

ARE OUR FATES LINKED??!? (wait, this means Yale has seen a recommendation letter I wrote. hmmm.... that could be a good thing. Think Asha knows?)


Lol no

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

Postby yomisterd » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:08 am

Cicero76 wrote:
yomisterd wrote:Just found out that one of my students (my favorite, actually) has an interview for Yale undergrad.

ARE OUR FATES LINKED??!? (wait, this means Yale has seen a recommendation letter I wrote. hmmm.... that could be a good thing. Think Asha knows?)


Lol no


Damn. Dreams crushed.

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

Postby brooklynbuckeye » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:21 am

marsarinian wrote:Hey guys, just got accepted to Yale two days ago! I don't come to this board very often, but I've found it really helpful when I was studying for the LSAT, for example, and registered an account to share my stats, etc. I'd be willing to share my 250 as well if people are interested as well.

Cheers and good luck to everyone else in the rest of the cycle!


What date did your application go complete? Stats?

And--congratulations!!!

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

Postby marsarinian » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:49 am

Application went complete 12/5, stats are 3.96 and 175, average softs, current senior at Yale. International student.

Should I just post my 250 here or on a separate thread?

Edit: I got the call on 1/26 (Sunday night - weird), from Craig Janecek, the Director of Admissions, not Asha.

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

Postby bbkk » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:03 pm

marsarinian wrote:Application went complete 12/5, stats are 3.96 and 175, average softs, current senior at Yale. International student.

Should I just post my 250 here or on a separate thread?

Edit: I got the call on 1/26 (Sunday night - weird), from Craig Janecek, the Director of Admissions, not Asha.


Congrats!!! I think you can post it here~ this thread is too quiet!

ETA: thanks for sharing!

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

Postby marsarinian » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:29 pm

My 250, about my experience working in a student-run restaurant during my senior year:
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“Trust the blade.”

I closed my eyes and directed the knife with my curled left middle finger, firmly pressed against the wet scallion stalks.

Chop chop chop chop chop chop chop.

As my left hand retreated to the blade’s advance, the heap of thin rings to the right grew, pearly white at first, then darker and darker shades of green.

Stealing another glance at the order sheets laid out on the counter, my co-chef urged, “Three misos, two pork, one potato. Got it?”

Miso meant that huge pot of miso-braised spare ribs sitting quietly on the upper right burner. It’s a Japanese-style braising dish, with chopped daikon, carrots, and some pear slices added for an autumn flavor.

My Catonese pork belly slices still had to be charred with a flame gun, and the potato croquettes aren’t in the fryer yet, but I had something else on hand.

“Just a second…”

I had run out of scallion rings, which I use to garnish two of my dishes.

As the blade edged close to the tip of the stalks, the rhythmic, soft crunching sound that accompanied every cut began to occupy the entirety of my senses. Nothing else mattered besides what I was doing now, and what I had to do immediately after.

At that moment, in the hustle and bustle of the restaurant, with outstanding orders unfulfilled and new dishes waiting to be created, I felt closer to zen than ever before.

“New order!”

Chop chop chop chop chop chop chop.
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I posted this in the Personal Statements forum too. I don't think it's particularly good and not sure how helpful this will be, but for whatever it's worth. Good luck guys!

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

Postby kartelite » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:45 pm

I don't mean to interject, but someone told me on another thread that Yale is the only school that does not do decisions on a rolling basis.

How, then, are some people being accepted while others have yet to submit their applications? Isn't that ipso facto rolling admissions?

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

Postby bbkk » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:51 pm

kartelite wrote:I don't mean to interject, but someone told me on another thread that Yale is the only school that does not do decisions on a rolling basis.

How, then, are some people being accepted while others have yet to submit their applications? Isn't that ipso facto rolling admissions?


It is rolling, but applying late won't hurt your chance. Asha has said this multiple times, i believe. For example:

Asha wrote:I realize this contradicts the common wisdom for law school applicants, namely that because most schools have a rolling admissions process in which slots are filled on an ongoing basis, it’s to an applicant’s advantage to apply as early as possible. I’ll delve into our file reading process, which also involves offering admission on a rolling basis, in more detail soon. But for now let me just say that based on the way we distribute files for review – which is unique, as far as I am aware – your admission chances stay more or less constant throughout the season. The most important thing is to have the strongest application possible, and if that means you need until December to prepare for and take the LSAT, so be it.

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

Postby Balthy » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:06 pm

This might not be the right place, but anyone care to critique my 250? If so please PM.

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

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:10 pm

marsarinian wrote:My 250, about my experience working in a student-run restaurant during my senior year:
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Interesting choice for the 250 - you used like 11 words on the word chop! Congrats on your acceptance...clearly you figured out what she was looking for!

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

Postby HorseThief » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:49 pm

Damn, I should have written about food. Everyone loves food....

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:17 pm

HorseThief wrote:Damn, I should have written about food. Everyone loves food....


I wrote about food! However - I have not heard from Yale, and probably will not :/
(those I really really really really really really really want to go to there!)

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

Postby paglababa » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:14 pm

Haha that was an interesting 250. Goes to show you can write about anything at all! This makes me even more confused about the 250 I have yet to write.

edit: wait, need stats. Also, curing cancer while not chopping?

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

Postby wtrc » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:18 pm

paglababa wrote:Haha that was an interesting 250. Goes to show you can write about anything at all! This makes me even more confused about the 250 I have yet to write.

edit: wait, need stats. Also, curing cancer while not chopping?


Seems more like one of the many Nobel Peace Prize winners to me

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Postby Kimikho » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:14 pm

wtrc wrote:
paglababa wrote:Haha that was an interesting 250. Goes to show you can write about anything at all! This makes me even more confused about the 250 I have yet to write.

edit: wait, need stats. Also, curing cancer while not chopping?


Seems more like one of the many Nobel Peace Prize winners to me


twist: wasn't a student run restaurant; is actually Masaharu Morimoto.

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

Postby cee cee » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:37 pm

Pretty sure this is the 250th time I'm rewriting this essay

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

Postby bbkk » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:53 pm

scoobers wrote:
wtrc wrote:
paglababa wrote:Haha that was an interesting 250. Goes to show you can write about anything at all! This makes me even more confused about the 250 I have yet to write.

edit: wait, need stats. Also, curing cancer while not chopping?


Seems more like one of the many Nobel Peace Prize winners to me


twist: wasn't a student run restaurant; is actually Masaharu Morimoto.


:lol: that will surely be included in the "Fun Facts About the Class of 2017"

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

Postby ttime97 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:32 pm

Congrats to the new admits!!

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

Postby LochnerMonster » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:45 pm

Congrats to admits, from a 1L!

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me or post a question here.

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

Postby burningp » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:20 pm

FuriousDuck wrote:Does anyone else think that the 250 was way easier to write than their personal statement? I found writing about myself in a way that makes me seem appealing to be extremely difficult, but I felt like all that I had to do for the 250 was write eloquently and convincingly about pretty much anything.


+1

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

Postby JD1776 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:30 pm

burningp wrote:
FuriousDuck wrote:Does anyone else think that the 250 was way easier to write than their personal statement? I found writing about myself in a way that makes me seem appealing to be extremely difficult, but I felt like all that I had to do for the 250 was write eloquently and convincingly about pretty much anything.


+1


Totally.




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