ipodtouch

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I was wondering if I should write the descriptions with an "I" or actively avoid doing so.

examples: "Worked in a lab at University of XXX." vs "I worked in a lab at University of XXX."



opinions?
 

johnwandering

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Most of the ERAS examples I've seen do NOT use "I."

Has anyone here used "I" in their ERAS activities?
 

CaliAtenza

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Most of the ERAS examples I've seen do NOT use "I."

Has anyone here used "I" in their ERAS activities?
My sister, who matched this year, and is a US grad, told me that using "I" makes for a complete sentence. "Worked in a lab at University of XXX" sounds incomplete, according to her.
 

Doctor Bob

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Makes zero difference.
When we are reading these applications we're skimming. Sentence fragment or full sentence... doesn't matter. As long as I can understand what you are trying to say.

"I worked in a lab at University X" - good
"Worked in lab at Univ X" - good
"Uni X lab worker" - ummm, not as good
"Werked n da lab, lolz" - not good, but will certainly get our attention... then we'll laugh... then we'll drop your application in the trash
 
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CaliAtenza

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Makes zero difference.
When we are reading these applications we're skimming. Sentence fragment or full sentence... doesn't matter. As long as I can understand what you are trying to say.

"I worked in a lab at University X" - good
"Worked in lab at Univ X" - good
"Uni X lab worker" - ummm, not as good
"Werked n da lab, lolz" - not good, but will certainly get our attention... then we'll laugh... then we'll drop your application in the trash
That sounds pretty clear to me. Thanks! :).