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How much weight do adcoms put on secs?

Tofurkey

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    Hi,

    As I'm surrounded by 25 secs calling my name, I'm wondering how much weight these things play in the whole game. For instance, last year I proofread the sec essays of a person who was applying to and was accepted at three parituclar schools. This person's essays were horrible. I mean a second grader could have strung words together better than this person did.

    So I'm just thinking can I rush through them and spend two hours or so on each one? Clearly it probably doesn't make much of a difference--right?

    It also annoys the heck out of me that so many secs ask you to re-enter all your science courses and also your extracurrics. I mean, isn't that what they have the primary for? Do they even read the primary?

    Grrrrr.....
     

    blz

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      Tofurkey said:
      Hi,

      As I'm surrounded by 25 secs calling my name, I'm wondering how much weight these things play in the whole game. For instance, last year I proofread the sec essays of a person who was applying to and was accepted at three parituclar schools. This person's essays were horrible. I mean a second grader could have strung words together better than this person did.

      So I'm just thinking can I rush through them and spend two hours or so on each one? Clearly it probably doesn't make much of a difference--right?

      It also annoys the heck out of me that so many secs ask you to re-enter all your science courses and also your extracurrics. I mean, isn't that what they have the primary for? Do they even read the primary?

      Grrrrr.....

      I've been half assing them. We'll see how it goes for me. Good luck.
       
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