secondary essay

  1. terebellumjokes

    Should I mention winemaking in my application?

    Hey guys! Wondering if I could get some opinions on what is “ok” for a secondary essay. I’m reapplying this cycle (waitlisted last cycle) and don’t want to elaborate on things I might’ve already written about. I’ve been making my own wine for over 10 years now, and my initial interest in...
  2. U

    Has anyone used primary/secondary application screening services? Opinions?

    I'm doing late-May MCAT with pre-verified primary application for late-June submission, so in between I will be focusing entirely on (initially) putting final touches on primary essay/application and writing many secondaries. I have a 3.88 sGPA and good range of ECs, so there is a real...
  3. R

    Secondary Topics Need Help

    Hi all! Looking for some feedback on my potential topics for the diversity and adversity secondaries: Adversity 1. Mom's recent health scare where she had post menopausal bleeding and went in to see an OB-GYN who attempted to perform an endometrial biopsy but was unsuccessful bc my mom was...
  4. S

    Secondaries - Hardship/struggles essay

    So I’ve read on other threads not to mention any struggles with anxiety/stress because it shows you might have these issues during medical school as well. But then that leaves me with what do I respond to these essay prompts? Specifically I’m talking about the Rowan SOM prompt: Please describe...
  5. H

    personal challenge essay

    Hi all -- I know there that people generally caution against writing about mental illness. However, my eating disorder was genuinely the most challenging time in my life and I do not feel like I have anything else meaningful to write about. I have also been stably in recovery for a few years now...
  6. Blue96

    'Adversity' Secondary Essay Help

    Having difficulty with 'adversity' secondary essay to say the least. Thinking of discussing the challenges I encountered teaching guitar lessons to disadvantaged teens. A few divulged some major personal struggles with me, some never practiced and wanted to quit. Having come from a pure musical...
  7. S

    MD Secondary Application Submission - When is "late"?

    What do you consider "early", "average" and "late" submission for a secondary application this cycle (MD programs)?
  8. Neoneji123

    Secondary Help...suggestions greatly appreciated!

    Hi Guys! I've begun receiving some DO secondaries and I started work on them. Finished with CCOM's. A lot of the questions have an overlap (such as why here or diversity question). I was wondering if someone would kindly read my first secondary I wrote and give me a critique on it. It will help...
  9. smileyfacegirl27

    Challenge/Failure Essay - is it okay to use high school?

    For many secondaries, prompts asking about a time you failed or a challenge you overcame are quite common. I was wondering if it was okay to use academic failures from high school (such as failing everything freshman year of high school and being expelled then having to go to another school and...
  10. FroYoOreo

    challenge/adversity essay ideas

    problem solved, thanks.
  11. T

    Applying to Schools where Letter of Rec. Requirements are not met

    Hello, I have submitted my primary AMCAS application and have received a secondary application from every school that I choose to apply to. There are a few schools were I do not meet their letter of recommendation requirements(I only have one science professor of the two that they require). I...
  12. Ascleoius

    Secondary essays reviews

    Dear SDN readers, I had two people to review my secondary essays in the last few days (thanks all to your generous help). I would like to have some last reviews before I turn it in. Does anyone would like to help? SDN is an amazing place! Thank you all so much in advance!
  13. FrostyPod

    Secondary Essay Review

    I was wondering if anyone would look over my NYU secondary essay. It is only a few hundred words and I would appreciate any feedback. Feel free to PM me or post to the thread.
  14. R

    Using "many technical hobbies" as a diversity essay topic?

    I am a fairly generic white guy, but am considering writing my diversity essay on how I have more hobbies than normal and like to teach people about them. heres a quick idea of what I am getting at. My ability to enrich fellow UPSOM members will be through my interest in sharing my wide...
  15. P

    Consensus on "Anything Else" Secondary Question

    My pre-med office has said that if a secondary does not otherwise have a "why our school?" question, you should use the "anything else you'd like to add?" question to address that...I'm not sure if I buy this, however. What're your guys' thoughts on this?
  16. _NM_

    Should I invest in a secondary essay editing service?

    Do a lot of people actually use secondary editing services? I feel like I'm burning through my savings, but as a reapplicant I really don't want to skimp out on an secondary essay editing service if it's helpful. I'm from Canada, where there are no secondary essays and only a handful of my...
  17. Shawna-Kaye Lester

    FREE Personal Statement workbook

    Hi, I’m Shawna-Kaye Lester. My writing coaching services help you put together a memorable essay, so you can impress admissions, attend your dream school, and go create the life and legacy you want. My free workbook helps you to stop procrastinating and write a personal statment that stands...
  18. L

    Is it a dumb idea to write about nail art as a passion for my secondary essay?

    Hey all! For the dreaded "what's your passion" essay, do you think it's a good idea for me to write about nail artistry (painting unique designs on nails)? I don't want to go with something cliche like volunteering, and nail art is honestly one of the only things that I really enjoying doing...
  19. L

    Talking about transgender people in my secondary essays

    I'm planning on going to medical school to become a plastic surgeon. Some of the surgeries I want to perform are chest masculinization surgery, breast augmentation, facial feminization surgery, and facial masculinization surgery as I want to help transgender people feel more comfortable in their...
  20. dentalgoal team

    Advertisement Personal Statement / Secondary Editing

    Dear Pre-Dental Student DentalGoal offers professional essay editing, secondary application editing and interview coaching. We take pride in our work, our customer can attest to the high level of quality and satisfaction they receive from using our service. We offer a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE on...
  21. N

    Proudest Accomplishment Secondary Prompt

    Hello!! I am struggling with what to write for my proudest accomplishment: 1) my MCAT score 2) Graduating Summa Cum Laude 3) My upcoming marriage 4) A bodybuilding competition that I won after months of training I feel that 1 and 2 are generic and will not help me stand out. But I worry about...
  22. D

    Advice on adversity/diversity

  23. pastafanatic

    Diversity essay ideas - feedback?

    Long-time lurker but first-time poster here. I was hoping to get some feedback about an idea for my diversity essay. I'm not part of any UR group, come from a middle-class background, parents are immigrants from Asia, I'm heterosexual, etc. so no potentials on that front. Other potentially...
  24. C

    Quick Secondary Question

    Hello all, I recently have been inundated with secondary applications and I have quick question. I have come across various essays that ask me to explain a challenging experience and how I overcame it. I have went through an illness during my sophomore year of undergrad that hurt my grades...
  25. tessellations

    Challenge Essay - toxic family relationship

    Please don't quote if possible. Just edited this down a bit but I'd still like to protect my anonymity. Also sorry for the millionth post of this kind, but I didn't want to stick my personal story into someone else's thread and my story is pretty specific to me. So I won't be applying until...
  26. D

    For schools that like non-trads: International Law school dropout story?

    Hey all Just got my secondary from Geisel today (pre-verification!) and of course, the first thing I did was peruse SDN for tips, and found that they really like non-trad / quirky students. I need help with my "additional info" essay. I'm currently an international student, undergrad at a...
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    When is it appropriate to write adversity essay on pre-adolescence/adult events?

    Hello everyone, I've heard differing opinions on whether it's appropriate or not to write about pre-adolescence/adult events for your adversity essay? I understand to stay away from early-childhood events. But what about childhood and onwards? [examples removed to remain anon] Edit: Consensus...
  28. turtles43

    Challenge Secondary...Appropriate?

  29. turtles43

    Out of the country in July. Secondaries?

    I will be out of the country from July 3-July 19th without electricity or access to my email. My application was verified June 8th. Will this mess up my timeline of applying early if I am unable to submit or write secondaries during this time? When do secondaries typically arrive?
  30. DocJuan

    Redundancy in Secondary Applications

    So I'm perusing through the supplemental applications of the schools for which I've submitted my primary and I notice a lot of questions that I very clearly and specifically addressed in my work/activities. For example, I'm working on one supplemental that asks: " Are you currently volunteering...
  31. lemonscientist

    Secondary Topic (Sensitive Matter)

    Hi all, I'm planning out my secondaries and I know that one of the common questions is concerning the biggest challenge you have faced. In high school I was raped and struggled for years to come to terms with the trauma that occurred to me. I sought out therapy, got an emotional support dog...