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A question about style WRT secondary essays.

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Bubblehead-to-MD, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. Bubblehead-to-MD

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    Hey Everyone,

    I am in the process of discussing material of a sensitive nature in one of my secondary essay questions. Not wanting to disclose the real name of an individual involved, I am inclined to refer to him as Mr. X. What do you all think about this? Does this seem too cheesy? Should I just make up a name and include a disclosure statement?

    This is a serious question BTW (in case you were wondering).

    Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks!
     
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    I never refered to any type of name in my essays. I always wrote one something like, "I had an experience with one patient..." etc... I didn't really write that but something like that.
     
  3. MollyMalone

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    That's fine. No problems there. :thumbup:
     
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    if "Mr. X" sounds too cheesy or generic, you can refer to the person by the initial of their last name, e.g. Mr. P or the like. I've seen a lot of books and papers do this.
     
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    Not too cheesy, baby. You worry needlessly. You're sexy. That's all.
     
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    I wouldn't use X, but any other letter is fine.

     
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    Thanks for the input everyone...especially you Jackie ;)
     
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    You know it baby. By the way, my mai-tai is getting low. I think I need more input from you, if you know what I mean. :laugh:
     
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    Cummin right up! BTW...this is my thread, so I can do what I want with it right? :idea:
     
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    Well....that is the way it works. You're naughty! You go back to writing essays! :)
     
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    I have just submitted two secondaries! I finally finished Pritzker (I'll PM you more about that one), and also knocked out Pitt this afternoon! Bring on the interview invites (crossing fingers)!
     
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    BTW, it looks like I'm going to be in your neck of the woods a couple of times during the next week. I have layovers :idea: :thumbup: at O'Hare this Sunday and the following Saturday, during my travel to and from Seattle for business.
     

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