What did any of you applying to UVM do about the 2 "optional" essays?? Did you make up some sort of "special circumstance" to talk about or do you think that it doesn't affect your candidacy one way or the other? My gut feeling is to leave them blank rather than muster some transparent bull****. What about the "what have you done...since submitting AMCAS"... It says on their supplement sheet that they only want "significant" stuff. What the hell does that mean?