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Yale Secondary

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by lola, Sep 3, 2002.

  1. lola

    lola Bovine Member 7+ Year Member

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    are you guys writing something here? :confused:


    Additional Page (Optional)

    You may use this section to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee any information not discussed elsewhere in your application, if you feel that information is important to the Committee's understanding of your application. Space is limited to 500 words.
     
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  3. samyjay

    samyjay Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I think i am going to highlight my time spent abroad, since i have not had a chance to discuss it in the rest of my application
     
  4. lola

    lola Bovine Member 7+ Year Member

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    so do you think optional isn't really optional? are they looking more for explanations of low gpa, disadvantaged status, etc.. or are they interested in any little tid bit about your life that might be interesting/important?
     
  5. Street Philosopher

    Street Philosopher freebird 10+ Year Member

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    everything in life is optional. nobody is forcing you to fill out that section, but it can give readers a better idea of who you are. the best part is that you have complete freedom in what you want them to know about you. why squander that opportunity?
     
  6. Cydney Foote

    Cydney Foote Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    My advice is to always write the optional essay. It gives you one more chance to show the adcomm what you're made of. Use this additional space to flesh out your application -- volunteer activities, travel, personal interests, friends, sports, your family's background are all great topics for this essay.

    Good luck!
     
  7. TroutBum

    TroutBum Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I wrote something about my hobbies.
     

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