Is there a General consensus on this very broad secondary prompt??

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I have seen a couple optional essays on secondaries that are very broad, they say something to the effect of:
"Do you wish to include any comments, or anything else that is relevant to you, other than your AMCAS personal statement, to the Admissions Committee?" or "that has not been touched on in other parts of your application", etc

Is the consensus to do a Why Us essay everytime you see this prompt?
 
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It's optional. I personally wouldn't do a why us here. It seems like they're asking for stuff about you like things you didn't include on your app.
 
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Include anything that isn't obvious on your application that could help you, especially if you have a non-obvious tie to the school/area (spouse attends the school, family lives in the area, you lived in the area for a large portion of your life, etc.). Don't write a generic "Why us?" essay where you list things you like about the school, if they wanted know that stuff, they'd ask for it.
 
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It's optional. I personally wouldn't do a why us here. It seems like they're asking for stuff about you like things you didn't include on your app.

I understand they’re optional, but when there’s schools like St. Louis that only have two other prompts (if you’re enrolled in school, and if you’ve ever been disciplined for something) I think that I should try to answer it
Okay maybe I’ll do that! Write more about me if applicable, and stay away from a why us
 

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Don't waste their time and yours unless you have something important to say. If you needed to explain a gap in your enrollment or had no activities for an entire summer due to recouperation from an injury or something like that, write something. If looking at your applicaiton, the adcom might wonder "what's up with that?" then you should write something. Otherwise, save your time and ours.
 
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