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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by ejdiana, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. ejdiana

    ejdiana New Member

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    On the ADDSAS application, does the personal statement section asks for specific question that we have to answer ?? or are we allowed to write whatever we want??

    What was the question for previous years??

    thanks~
     
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  3. dmd2011

    dmd2011 Random Hero 5+ Year Member

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    there isnt a specific question but you should include why you want to be a dentist.
     
  4. excusezmoi

    excusezmoi 2+ Year Member

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    Your Personal Statement should address why you desire to pursue a dental education and how a dental degree contributes to your personal and professional goals.
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    [SIZE=-1]You are encouraged to compose your statement in a text-only word processor (e.g., Notepad), review your statement for errors, then cut and paste the final version into the text box above. Click the Save button and return to the Personal Statement to review the formatting of your text. You are limited to approximately 1 page (4500 characters, including spaces).[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Some formatting characters used in programs like Word (angled quotes, accents, special characters) will not display properly. Carefully review your final text and to make the necessary corrections to the format.

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    The personal essay provides an opportunity for you to explain why you desire to pursue dental education.
    It is recommended to compose your essay in a text-only word processor (e.g., Notepad), review your essay for errors, cut and paste the final version into the text box. The essay is limited to approximately 1 page (4,500 characters, including spaces).
    Some formatting characters used in programs like Word will not display properly. Take the time to review the final before you submit your application to AADSAS.
    The personal essay will be formatted and printed in standard paragraph form before being sent to your designated dental schools. It will not be sent to your designated dental school in the format you view in the on-line application.


    What should you write?

    The Admissions Committee members who read your essay are looking for individuals who are motivated, academically prepared, articulate, socially conscious, and knowledgeable about the profession. Write about your experiences and any qualities that will make you stand out. Check The ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools for ideas about essays.

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  5. pre-dentalguy

    pre-dentalguy Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I second that
     
  6. 1992Corolla

    1992Corolla CheerioKing 7+ Year Member

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    it is essentially a letter of intent. Your intention? To become a dentist. Tell em why and make it better than 3000 people who are applying to the same school.:scared:
     
  7. ejdiana

    ejdiana New Member

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    Thank you so much for your replies~!!!
     
  8. KEC029

    KEC029 10+ Year Member

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    Did you guys max out the 4500 character limit when you wrote yours? I just typed up mine for a complete page but it's only 2000 characters w/ the space.
     
  9. ColdFish

    ColdFish Swimming downstream 2+ Year Member

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    I am at 4967, trying to cut down whatever I can. If you can get everything in with 2000 words add another paragraph and then revise, revise , revise...
     

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