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Current Events Discussion For Writing Sample

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by princessd3, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. princessd3

    princessd3 Senior Member
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    I don't know too much about what is going on or even what important stuff happened in the last decade. Maybe we could all be enlightened if we start a discussion on current events or possible essay questions......Please....everyone participate...It could help us all. I have 3 weeks to become knowledgable enough to write a good essay on any given topic...Well who's gonna start it off?
     
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  3. Mistress S

    Mistress S Don't mess with the S
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    It seems like the writing samples don't generally require knowledge of current events. Depending on the topic, you may be able to use current events as examples to support your arguments, but you certainly don't have to do this to get a good writing sample score.
     
  4. vegangirl

    vegangirl DOctor begins with DO
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    :idea:

    Just a suggestion, but you may want to sign up with new york times.com. Its free and I read it every morning while eating my breakfast. it has a ton of info pertaining to current events and a decent health/ science section

    ;)
     
  5. Wahooali

    Wahooali The Real Sydney Bristow
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    I'm a huge fan of cnn.com. Up to date, and pretty concise summaries of what is going on. I read it while eating breakfast, or talking on IM. :) I used the be the same way, having no idea what was going on outside of my little college bubble, but now I'm more in the know.
     
  6. CH3CH2OH

    CH3CH2OH born to be wild-type
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    for the writing sample they ask you to analyze a general statement. you have to give an example, but a made-up hypothetical one works just as well as a real one.
    of course, knowing what's going on in the world may be beneficial regardless ;)
     

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