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mea1085

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Is it worth it to do a diversity statement?
« on: October 11, 2008, 02:30:52 PM »
Usually, I think that any kind of "optional" work will help in the long run, but is it really worth it for me (white and middle-class) to try to come up with an optional essay on how I could add to the school's diversity??  I just feel like it will end up being BS and generally a waste of everybody's time...  Is there any way that I could spin this so that it could end up being beneficial? 

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Re: Is it worth it to do a diversity statement?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2008, 03:10:09 PM »
You're looking at it the wrong way. If you approach it as "spin", it will be. Don't bother. It will be BS, in that case.

Diversity essays are a(nother) chance for you to talk about what makes you different--you may look like a thousand other people (or more) but you are a unique individual. What do you have that other people don't? Why are you worth getting to know?

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