hah - i was just kidding - i will definately consider taking the application process seriously .... next week. uchicago is a rockin place, its a high choice for me so i think it maybe in my best interest to try. their questions are decent; introspective - even for undergrad they have good questions. ha -but its still going to take a while.Jot,
Regardless of that answer, we have to try our best on that secondary. Would you do your work less efficiently if you knew they don't put that much emphasis??? I don't think that matters.
Just give it your best, regardless of how seriously they take it. If you work on the secondary, you *might* just end up writing something they like to see.
hmmm, I didn't mind that question so much - the one I dread writing is the "Relate an experience in which you felt you rtuly helped someone". Although there are multiple experiences I could relate it seems like a pit full of cliches and immodest trite contrivance.....blah!Originally posted by relatively prime
This question is a bitch.... Most individuals live by a system of values and beliefs which serve as a guiding principle for daily living. ...
Well, I wouldn't leave it blank. Maybe talk about how even though you've never done research, you appreciate the people who do.... how much hard work it is, etc.... and even say how you hope you'll get the chance to do research in the future (if that's the case.) I wouldn't leave it totally blank though.Originally posted by Trajan
I was hoping that none of my secondaries would ask about research experience, as I have none. I still believe that U. Chicago is a good match for me, but will leaving this question blank sink my application?
what happened to quitting cold turkey, buddy? Guess you can't leave the ex- for too long. Gotta come back for an SDN quickie every now and then.Originally posted by Trek
Make it good though, they put HEAVY (heavy HEAVY HEAVY) emphasis on the essays. --Trek
hey- i think there are other ways around this - have you done a research paper for humanities? social science research? bio and science research isn't the be all end all - and it certianly doesn't encompass all possible research. don't leave it blank, there is much to talk about - even if you've stepped into a library to do research on a topic for something. if i didn't have any science research i would talk about history research - one isn't superior to the other, just different.I was hoping that none of my secondaries would ask about research experience, as I have none. I still believe that U. Chicago is a good match for me, but will leaving this question blank sink my application?