« on: December 13, 2007, 06:54:49 AM »
1. The rule of thumb is to put your gpa on your resume if it's good. That's the common practice. Therefore, even if you're going to give them your transcript, if you *don't* put your gpa on your resume there is always the possibility that they will automatically assume your gpa is not good, and chuck your resume. Even if you have class rank. OR they will get lazy and not want to look on the second page and just chuck your resume. OR they will say 'what the hell is wrong with this person, they had a good gpa and didn't put it on there' and chuck it. In any case, if your gpa is good (and it is if your rank is good) then you should just put it on there. (my opinion).
2. One of my professors always said "the perfect is the enemy of the good." In other words, don't get so caught up in trying to write a "perfect" essay that you fail at writing a "good" one. Who knows, if you have time you can improve it, but at the very least you hit all the major points and that in itself might be enough for an A.