Copying & Pasting stuff from primary into secondary

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Can I copy & paste from my primary in regards to my disadvantaged essay? They are literally asking the exact same thing as that section of the primary and honestly I have no idea why they don't just read the primaries. Obviously for the "essay" portion of the secondary I wouldn't do this, but having a repeat of the disadvantaged essay seems ridiculous.
 
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Prefacing this with the obligatory not an ADCOM, but I'd imagine it would be more useful to again describe your disadvantaged instead of copy-pasting. Is there a new angle you can take? Perhaps add more information since the space on the primary wasn't incredibly long? It's always to your benefit to add more substance/paint yourself a clearer picture so you can stand out more amidst the sea of other applicants
 
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Don't do it. I don't know why they are doing it, but a copy paste (if they think it's worth re-asking) isn't a good look.
I appreciate your input. I will reword it. This entire process is an effective way to train future physicians to submit to ridiculousness while weeding out the ones who won't put up with it.
 
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I appreciate your input. I will reword it. This entire process is an effective way to train future physicians to submit to ridiculousness while weeding out the ones who won't put up with it.

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To answer the primary question: no, absolutely fundamentally do not do this. Think of your secondary as another crucial, valuable piece of space that you can show your colors at - even if it’s the same question. It’s another opportunity to grab their attention and go “look at me. Look at this. I deserve to be here.” Don’t waste the opportunity.
 
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