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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Beth_yu, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. Beth_yu

    Beth_yu Senior Member
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    I have been searching for an hour on topics about personal statement and essays and I found none!!!

    Ok, I have a great googling skill but on SDN, my skill is just useless
    Can someone help!!! or at least teach me how to find it...


    Oh BTW that oxymoron is me...

    +pissed+
    :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
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  3. tugbug

    tugbug Senior Member
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    Beth,

    Not sure about threads on SDN. One place where I got lots of helpful hints for the personal Stmts was ?Essay Edge? web site. It was one of the essay help sites... They had a free online 'course' about personal stmnt writing. Very helpful, IMO.
     
  4. Uh...and how does that make you an oxymoron?
     
  5. Beth_yu

    Beth_yu Senior Member
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    well,
    I spent an hour searching and found none. If that's not oxymoron, then what does one call that?

    Ah , I was angry at myself...hence the title oxymoron... yes, a lot of self-flagellation here nowadays..

    Oh BTW, the standard personal statement is about 1000+ words right?
     
  6. Trekkie963

    Trekkie963 Senior Member
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    I think that just makes you a regular ol' moron.

    HTH
     
  7. :confused: :confused:
     
  8. premed

    premed Senior Member
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    Examples of oxymorons...

    giant shrimp
    icy hot
    adult male :)
    crash landing
    deliberate mistake
    good grief
    hell's angels
    idiot savant
    virtual reality
    mutually exclusive

    Can't think of anymore right now. I have a journal club presentation tomorrow and I'm wasting time on SDN...I'm such a slacker. :(
     
  9. jlee9531

    jlee9531 J,A,S
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    your personal statement is exactly 5300 characters with spaces...

    what type of information about personal statements were you looking for?
     
  10. CalBeE

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    Also,
    Vegetarian's Kalbi (BBQ Meat)
     
  11. ImmunoANT

    ImmunoANT Senior Member
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    wait, how is "adult male" an oxymoron? :confused: :confused:
     
  12. avicoo

    avicoo SDN Donor
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    Hee hee :laugh:
     
  13. mrcool

    mrcool Junior Member
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    yeah i dont want to let this go either guys. what the heck is the OP talking about????

    weird.
     
  14. finnpipette

    finnpipette Fallen from Grace
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    the op wants help on writing personal statements. s/he is referring to the irony of the situation...it is master of searches on google, but found jack through the SDN searches. Just blame the SDN algorithm (sp)?.
     
  15. No Egrets

    No Egrets Bachelorette of Science
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    a book i found really useful and highly recommend for ideas about what to write about/how to structure your PS is "essays that will get you into medical school"... it has like 50? real sample essays and tells you the schools each author was accepted to (of course it would be more helpful with GPA/MCAT info but that is not provided). anyway it's a great resource; nothing beats reading actual successful essays! :)
     
  16. Beth_yu

    Beth_yu Senior Member
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    what what???

    WHAT?

    Don't understand my question? Forget about it....
    :)
     
  17. jlee9531

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    its ok...my friend told me to look it over...but i just didnt really get a feel for how it would help me. i stopped after about 2 of em...but if your goal is to just see samples...then yeah...it can be a good source. (hmm i hope he doesnt get mad...i cant find it anymore...)

    so i just winged it on my own and it ended up being pretty decent.
     
  18. lol, look up oxymoron in the dictionary honey.
     
  19. SaltySqueegee

    SaltySqueegee El Rey de Salsa
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    I found this book useful for reading essays that pertain to my similar situation. Somewhere in the book is an index to all the essays and what they contain: Science oriented, returning student, disadvantaged, etc... it gave some interesting thoughts on how other applicants handled a situation similar to yours.

    Also the first half of the book gives hints on brainstorming and general structural do's and don'ts.
     
  20. AlternateSome1

    AlternateSome1 Burnt Out
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    military intelligence ;)
    blacklight
    student teacher
    anarchist leader/organization
    incredibly dull
    constant change
    friendly fire
    plastic silverware
     
  21. MacGFlow

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    microsoft works :cool:
     
  22. premed

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    :clap: Good one...as I type away on my 17" G4 Powerbook.
     
  23. amen brotha. 12" here.
     
  24. Beth_yu

    Beth_yu Senior Member
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    My post about personal statement has turned into a place for oxymoron listings...:confused:

    :laugh: :laugh:

    Premeds are such neurotic creatures....:smuggrin:
     
  25. AlternateSome1

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    Well, you titled the thread oxymoron. Since it wasn't about oxymorons, it got hijacked.
     

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