thedelicatessen

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When secondaries ask if you want to add additional essay information (e. g. SLU), how are people responding? I feel like it's a shame to leave that space empty, but honestly, I think I said everything I wanted to in my personal statement, etc. Thoughts?
 

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thedelicatessen said:
When secondaries ask if you want to add additional essay information (e. g. SLU), how are people responding? I feel like it's a shame to leave that space empty, but honestly, I think I said everything I wanted to in my personal statement, etc. Thoughts?
I too left that empty. I feel like those types of essays are more meant to explain something unusual in you application such as non-trad, etc. I didn't want to waste their time talking about some other random topic.
 

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I agree - hope it doesn't hurt me. I feel like it wouldn't be optional if there was supposed to be something there. Or maybe they're just saying that when really it's expected. Hope not... :(
 
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Other schools who wanted addition essays- even though you could choose the topic- made it clear it was a real essay. I wrote in SLU about the semester I had mono and nothing more. I think you're fine leaving it blank if there's nothing abnormal about your app.
 

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What about Dartmouth? Their prompt makes it seem as if they require the additional information essay to be completed. Would you say this is true? Did any of you complete this?
 
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