|By Alethio (Alethio) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 08:28 pm: Edit|
On the Stanford application, one of the short answer questions is:
Jot a note to your future roommate relating a personal experience that reveals something about you.
I'm wondering how one would approach this so that it's written differently than if the question was just "Write about a personal experience that reveals something about you."
|By Neona (Neona) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 08:29 pm: Edit|
Are you applying EA or RD? have you written the other prompts yet?
|By Sarbear (Sarbear) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 08:35 pm: Edit|
I am writing it using more colloquial language, and making it something that the roomate would care about. Say, for example, you are a skiing fanatic. Say something like "I'll try to make sure my gear doesn't spill over into your side of the room" or something. Bad example, but I hope you get the point I am trying to make!
|By Alethio (Alethio) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 08:48 pm: Edit|
Neona-EA, and I've written the other short answers and the essay, but I'm rewriting the essay
Sarbear-hehe, I think I get it =) thanks for the help
Anyone else have any ideas by chance?
|By Sarbear (Sarbear) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 08:50 pm: Edit|
I'm still not quite sure I really have a point, because the question says to relate an experience. I don't know how to tell a story in a jotted down note (who does that? don't most notes you jot down say something like "be home at 6:00", or "your books are in the second drawer"?)
|By Yaearb (Yaearb) on Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 07:51 am: Edit|
I was raped last year so I have a phobia of women
I myself am breaking my head on this one without any idea...
|By Kissy (Kissy) on Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 09:36 am: Edit|
Dave Berry's book has some actual essays from a successful Stanford applicant, including the "note to your roommate." Think you can still order the book from this website.
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