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"Other Factors" essays

"Other Factors" essays
« on: May 17, 2008, 11:31:58 AM »

Re: "Other Factors" essays
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2008, 10:39:49 PM »
I'm thinking of using Penn's "other factors" optional essay to write about my sexual identity. I feel like if it says that they take into account sexual orientation, it should be okay to write about it. Is it worth taking the chance or should I stay away from that kind of topic??

Not an expert on this area, but if it says that, I would absolutely write about it. That's probably exactly the kind of thing they want to hear about in that essay.

(Well, I don't know what your "sexual identity" entails, but I assume you're not planning on writing about some bizarre fetish or something. If it's just "Hey, I'm gay" or something like that, I can't see how it would hurt -- this is 2008 and we're talking about Penn, not Liberty, Regent, et al.)