ChrisMack390

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I'm bringing one of those leather portfolios to my interviews (first one tomorrow!) mostly in case I want to write down any notes or questions during the tour and other presentations.

Most of my interviews are MMIs (lucky me...). Would it be acceptable/not weird if I read the MMI prompt and jotted down a couple of the points I want to touch on? I am afraid of rambling and this might help me stay on message.
 

Gryffindor20

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If you don't take forever to "jot." I'm a slow writer and this wouldn't work for me but it sounds like a great idea. Also make sure to make reasonable eye contact with the interviewer and not to keep your face glued to the notes.
 
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I'm bringing one of those leather portfolios to my interviews (first one tomorrow!) mostly in case I want to write down any notes or questions during the tour and other presentations.

Most of my interviews are MMIs (lucky me...). Would it be acceptable/not weird if I read the MMI prompt and jotted down a couple of the points I want to touch on? I am afraid of rambling and this might help me stay on message.
It may vary school-to-school, but generally speaking, you're not allowed bring anything with you. You won't be able to jot anything down during the "answer formulation" part of the MMI.
 
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I'm bringing one of those leather portfolios to my interviews (first one tomorrow!) mostly in case I want to write down any notes or questions during the tour and other presentations.

Most of my interviews are MMIs (lucky me...). Would it be acceptable/not weird if I read the MMI prompt and jotted down a couple of the points I want to touch on? I am afraid of rambling and this might help me stay on message.
The MMI I attended did not allow us to have anything, pen and paper included. If that is the case, number and order the points you want to talk on in your head. I felt like they gave us enough time to read the prompt and to formulate an organized response, I didn't find it difficult to stay on message.