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I am a reapplicant this year. My question is how much do I need to change the descriptiosn of the activities I took part in? Including my most meaningful descriptions? I know I should change and improve my most meaningful but I was thinking the main points of it could still be similar. Is that correct? Any input would be appreciated.
 

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i went over my description and tried to reword them and be more specific as to what my role was in that activity. I thought it was helpful for me to use the same themes but I ended up re-writing most of them to sound more "fresh"
 
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Thanks for the input and I think I will probably be doing something. How long were your activity descriptions because I was thinking about going the short and sweet route.
 

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Thanks for the input and I think I will probably be doing something. How long were your activity descriptions because I was thinking about going the short and sweet route.
Short and sweet is fine... just make sure you fully describe exactly what you were doing and (just as important) what you learned doing it--that usually takes up all the characters available.
 
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Short and sweet is fine... just make sure you fully describe exactly what you were doing and (just as important) what you learned doing it--that usually takes up all the characters available.
Should I do that for every activity or just the most meaningful? I felt like it might be hard to do with the limited space.
 

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Should I do that for every activity or just the most meaningful? I felt like it might be hard to do with the limited space.
I'm confused as to what you're asking.

My advice if you're a reapplicant:
- Make sure every single activity description is detailed, includes the lesson(s) you learned, and without any grammatical errors.
- If your descriptions from last time didn't get you into school, then of course you should rewrite them. Search on here for additional guidance on how to do that... but read my above point for the general guidelines.
- Get plenty of other people to read your descriptions to make sure there are no misspellings, errors, etc.
- Also, include what you've done over the last year and how it has reaffirmed your commitment to medicine.


As a reapplicant, you have to re-everything, but do it 10x better than you did last time. Everything from your descriptions to your secondary essays should show clear improvement, because you're trying to sell yourself as "clearly improved."

Good luck!
 
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I'm confused as to what you're asking.

My advice if you're a reapplicant:
- Make sure every single activity description is detailed, includes the lesson(s) you learned, and without any grammatical errors.
- If your descriptions from last time didn't get you into school, then of course you should rewrite them. Search on here for additional guidance on how to do that... but read my above point for the general guidelines.
- Get plenty of other people to read your descriptions to make sure there are no misspellings, errors, etc.
- Also, include what you've done over the last year and how it has reaffirmed your commitment to medicine.


As a reapplicant, you have to re-everything, but do it 10x better than you did last time. Everything from your descriptions to your secondary essays should show clear improvement, because you're trying to sell yourself as "clearly improved."

Good luck!
Sorry I misread and misunderstood what you were saying the first time. I get it now and thank you for the tips.