To write or not to write -- the Optional Essay





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Discus: College Admissions: 2002 - 2003 Archive: November 2003 Archive: To write or not to write -- the Optional Essay
By Trojan1444 (Trojan1444) on Sunday, November 23, 2003 - 06:05 pm: Edit

Stanford has a little sentence at the end of its essay section that says "You may attach one additional page to tell us anything else you'd like us to know about you. -- This is optional."

Do most people do this?

By Karie (Karie) on Sunday, November 23, 2003 - 06:36 pm: Edit

Only if they are good writers. Otherwise, it'd be like suicide.

By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Sunday, November 23, 2003 - 06:44 pm: Edit

I think you probably should do it. It indicates that you're not just blowing the app off.

By Sarbear (Sarbear) on Sunday, November 23, 2003 - 07:04 pm: Edit

ummm... it's not an extra essay. it's like, if you want to explain a slump in grades, tell them something else don't already know about you (cancer survivor), etc. call them and make sure.


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