My committee package has the option for me to write an autobiography. Did anyone have experience with this?

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My university offers the option to attach a 3 page autobiography to my LOR package.

It sounds like a great idea, where I could expand on my personal statement. However, 3 pages of me revising paragraphs of my life story will take a lot of energy. Has anyone been given this option before, because I've never seen anyone talk about this. I'm curious if dental schools will actually consider checking the autobiography out.
 
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My undergrad university requested an autobiography for my committee letter as well. However, I don't believe they sent it to the schools I applied to.. just used it to enhance my committee letter. I definitely think it would be a benefit to write one out, especially if you don't have a high DAT and gpa. At this point, you just want to get into dental school and you're going to have to do everything you can do.

Just a piece of advice: don't rewrite your PS in this autobiography. Use your 3 pages to expand on your character, your experiences and influence, your values, etc.
 
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