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Manual dexterity question?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Springs01, 06.11.13.


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  1. Springs01

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    "Describe any activities requiring manual dexterity (e.g. activities requiring hand-eye coordination such as cross-stitching, sewing, art, crafts, playing musical instruments, auto repair, etc.) at which you are proficient. (600 char w/ spaces)"


    Am I supposed to actually describe the activities or just list them?

    I plan on putting down drawing and painting. How am I supposed to describe these? They're just my hobbies...
  2. Hev0406

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    Since there wasn't really room to explain a lot I basically just listed my activities.
  3. ktran17

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    I listed my hobbies and only described the ones that were not as obvious. e.g construction of electrodes
  4. jmh018

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    I did the same thing. Had to leave a couple lesser ones out to fully explain the better ones
  5. free99

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    Keep in mind this is the only the view of one admissions officer (Dr. Emil Chuck), but after watching most of the Case Western Reserve admissions presentation this is what I gathered:

    - If you have them, list manual dexterity hobbies that are unique. As Dr. Chuck said, it's expected that most people cook and can cut veggies - what hobbies do you have that set you apart?

    - If possible, try to describe how you've honed this/these activity/activities and what you've done to showcase these skills. I believe the example he gave was if you were an artist and had entered your work into some sort of competition

    I had many different activities that I think displayed manual dexterity, but chose to just expound on my ability to play various musical instruments, rather than listing several different activities. I talked about shows I've played and bands/ensembles I've been a part of. Hope this helps!

    Edit: here's the link to the web seminar - http://ow.ly/lCgne
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  6. Springs01

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    Okay. I'm gonna only explain the unique ones. Thanks everyone.
  7. ttpharm

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    Short and sweet
  8. Chococo45

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    Should you only list current abilities?

    For example, I played the violin and clarinet during my elementary and middle school years. I'm sure I would still be able to play these instruments but still would be a bit rusty :/

    I'm also taking guitar lessons soon (just as a hobby - not for this manual dexterity question lol), should I list this as well?
  9. tooth knockn

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    I THINK, any activity still practiced in the past 3 to 5 years, is current ability..... lol i don't know how old you are, but middle school sounds like a long time ago.

    but to answer topic question, i listed what ever i could, with minimal detail, and between each hand eye coordination i put one of these "-" minus signs
  10. Chococo45

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    Yeah, you're right. It's probably been too long to count those skills as current skills

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