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Writing Sample Template/Skelaton anyone??

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Cooolguy, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. Cooolguy

    Cooolguy Senior Member
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    Does anyone have a writing sample template or skelaton they are willing to share. I am not sure how to go about this section. This is my first time even caring to know whats on this section. anyone else in the same boat as me?

    pleaseeeeeee helpp
     
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  3. Inessa

    Inessa Inna
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    there's not much of a skeleton to it, but here's one approach:

    paragraph 1: explain what statement means as thouroughly as possible. Give an example.

    Paragraph 2: Give a scenario when the statement doesn;t hold true, and explain why not.

    Paragraph 3: Give a larger critera that could be used to determine when the statement holds true and when it doesn't. Elaborate a bit why/how this is a criteria, conclude.

    that's it :)


     
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    given same contents, is it better to write an essay with 3 or 4 paragraphs. any advice ? :confused:
     
  5. doctorJP

    doctorJP Mr. Pragmatic
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    The post above outlines exactly how to write an essay. This is grade 12 english stuff, with 3 paragraphs: a beginning, middle, and conclusion. Make sure your thought process is logical, try to illustrate your points with an example that you think the readers might be able to relate to. On the August 2005 MCAT, one of my questions involved music and I gave different examples including the Rolling stones, the beatles, CCR (John Fogerty), since they have all transcended the test of time. Just an example, but you get the point.

    Don't get all abstract thinking you will impress someone because you won't. It amazes me how some people cannot write an essay and just gloss over this part of the MCAT. In Canada it is actually part of some of the applications that you have a certain letter grade, so I just don't ignore it. Follow those simple rules and there is no reason why you can't get a T, it worked for me. Unfortch is was the only stellar part of my MCAT score, so here I am again.
     
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    the reason why i asked, is that i saw most sample high grade essays from AAMC that systematically have 4 paragraphs: 1.into, 2.pro, 3.con, 4.determining factor. i also saw a few good ones with three paragraphs (1.into&pro, 2.con, 3.determining factor&conclusion). Is it a better idea to fit ur contents into three or four paragraphs? do u think number of paragraphs matters? besides contents of course (most important) :confused: i personally prefer three, but after reading some of the AAMC essays, i started to doubt:(
     
  7. Dr. Pepper

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    Go with the 4.

    it's much better to introduce the subject itself in the introduction rather than mixing one viewpoint with the intro. The purpose of the essay is to show that you can defend both sides. Putting the positive in the intro might be misconstrued as putting more emphasis on the pro argument.
    -Dr. P.
     
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    thanks's much :) for feedback
     

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