Update Letters Activity Descriptions?

  • Short and Sweet

    Votes: 8 44.4%
  • Long and Juicy

    Votes: 9 50.0%

  • Total voters
    18

Depakote

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For update letters...

Short n' sweet or long and in-depth about what's going on?

i.e. I did this medically related activity. Describe activity. Done.

or.

I did this medically related activity. Describe activity. This is what I learned. This is why it would make me a good candidate for your class. etc.
 

etf

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the updates of mine that were sent were of the long and juicy variety, with some of my trademark humor mixed in. i have yet to receive a response to any of them.
 

zero2hero

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Short and sweet because 1) the adcoms have alot to read already and 2) keeping it short allows for more stuff to talk about during interview imo.
 

etf

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zero2hero said:
Short and sweet because 1) the adcoms have alot to read already and 2) keeping it short allows for more stuff to talk about during interview imo.
i think Depakote is talking about update letters for people on waitlists, so i'm assuming the interview part is already over.
 

LizzyM

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Depakote said:
For update letters...

Short n' sweet or long and in-depth about what's going on?

i.e. I did this medically related activity. Describe activity. Done.

or.

I did this medically related activity. Describe activity. This is what I learned. This is why it would make me a good candidate for your class. etc.
Do you mean for admission in Fall 06 from the waitlist? Then long & juicy is important, particularly the part where you tell the Dean that you can be there at a moment's notice. If a slot opens the day before classses begin, this is crucial information.