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CWRU essay question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by hobbes007, Jul 23, 2002.

  1. hobbes007

    hobbes007 Member 7+ Year Member

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    hey..just got CWRU's secondary by email. i was wondering what u guys were writing about for their essay question..the one that says write something not related to medicine. just need some ideas for topics i guess. i'm guessing that it has to something personal, but just something else that you are interested in.
    anyways..also, if your school writes a premedical commitee letter, are u just putting one name down for the LOR information?
    thanks!:)
     
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  3. meals

    meals Member 7+ Year Member

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    When I wrote this essay last year, I wrote about the importance of music in my life -- how it helped me grow in a variety of different ways all the way from preschool through college. Also, I'm from the Cleveland area so I threw in a few anecdotes about performing in Cleveland so they knew I was serious about the school. Hope that helps! Good luck to you! If you have any other questions about the app or the interview, send me a PM.
     
  4. mws99

    mws99 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'll just put down one name for my committee so they know to expect only one letter.
     
  5. Adcadet

    Adcadet Long way from Gate 27 10+ Year Member

    Wow, nice one meals. I was going to write about something totally not medically related and only vaguely science related that only shows that I can write an essay and that I care about the scientific process. Not sure if this is a good idea, though.
     
  6. Resident Alien

    Resident Alien What? 7+ Year Member

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    You can really write about anything you want. I wrote about cricket, a friend of mine wrote about Coppernicus and his view of the world.

    Im open to questions too :)
     
  7. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    I wrote about how the public education system is failing a whole generation. That among other things got me an interview.
     
  8. NineSixteen

    NineSixteen Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Indeed it is, Jalby, and it's such a tragedy. I didn't realize that you were a public education advocate, too.

    I wrote about rowing in college, cause I already used up my one other non-medical thing (teaching in a public HS) in my personal statement :)
     
  9. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist 10+ Year Member

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    I'm thinking about writing about my bonzai tree, a club I helped to found, or (???) something else.
     
  10. Cydney Foote

    Cydney Foote Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    What gets you up in the morning? What are you passionate about? This secondary essay is designed not only to see that you are capable of writing an essay, but that you're not entirely one dimensional. Writing about something you care about -- whether it be a club, a hobby, pets, whatever -- gives the admissions committee a glimpse into your unique personality. Don't be trite, but do have fun with it.
     
  11. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist 10+ Year Member

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    I just got the promised paper application in the mail today. I'm not too excited about typing.
     
  12. meals

    meals Member 7+ Year Member

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    I know that a lot of people think it's important to type in all the info on a paper application. I hand wrote mine -- not the essay, just the demographic stuff -- for Case (and for some other schools) and was offered an acceptance. So, I really wouldn't worry about it too much. Just trying to save you some time and some sanity.
     
  13. mws99

    mws99 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hopefully there will be a way to print it off of the computer and add it to the paper secondary. I can't believe they would make us type it online and also on paper using a typewriter.:eek:
     
  14. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    I actually grew up in the muder capital of the nation. Out of my entire football team, 6 years after we graduated, only 6 of my teammates (out of about 45 juniors and seniors that year) have college degrees.
     
  15. Resident Alien

    Resident Alien What? 7+ Year Member

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    You dont need a typewriter at all. Just print (i.e. write words capitalized). For essays, I noted "please see attached sheet" and stapled a printout of my response to the secondary.
     
  16. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist 10+ Year Member

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    You told me this already, but this damn SDN makes me doubt myself! I will do as you suggest.
     

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