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BU Optional Essay

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by skkskillz, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. skkskillz

    skkskillz Junior Member
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    Is anyone doing the optional essay at the end of BU's secondary where they ask for additional information?

    If so, on what?
     
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  3. DoctorAck

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    I didn't fill it out, I feel my Personal statement speaks for itself and says enough about me as a person outside of my stats and such. Don't put anything in that optional part that would just be a repeat of what they can already see on your primary.
     
  4. DF38

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    I didn't fill it out either. My PS is much better written and says more about me than anything I could put there.
     
  5. Hkoser

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    I put a short essay just because I already written an optional one for another school and I feel like those are trick questions. Sounds like most people aren't filling it out so I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  6. planck2

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    What is the essay prompt about?
     
  7. chaldobruin

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    I added a short little paragraph about the things I've experienced living in a diverse city like Los Angeles, and how I thought Boston would offer me the same opportunities. Nothing much. Most people I know left it blank. The question about the educational history was more absurd to me, I left that one blank.
     
  8. keepdreaming

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    i wrote it because i felt like i left out a prevalent aspect of my life that didn't fit in my personal statement or activities page and then i tied it to how that'll make me a better dr. if i didn't have that, i would have left it blank
     

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