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2010-2011 Application Cycle

Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2010, 05:32:28 PM »
I like it.

Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2010, 06:03:21 PM »
I'll definitely give it a go.  It was an idea I had for my orginial PS, but thought the negative tone, although leading to positive, would not go over well with some admissiona officers.  So the safe play it was.  For Yale, I may as well go big and bold

Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2010, 07:38:53 PM »
SO my first rough draft is finished.  I must say I hit a zone during the 3rd paragraph.  My intro needs some work, but overall I think the idea was worth pursing.  Thank you Mr. Lund

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Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2010, 09:00:21 PM »
Marcus,

I agree with Mr. Lund.  The idea is both bold and empowering.  Being a splitter like you are, with Yale, ya got absolutely everything to gain and nothing to lose.

You just may be the splitter that gets to BE a Yalie.  You BASTARD!
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Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2010, 10:52:30 PM »
Good lord, people... 

I'm pretty sure netiquette requires no formality beyond keeping insults to a minimum.


Anyway, getting into YLS is (IMO) semi-random at best.  Playing it safe guarantees nothing, but rolling the dice just might work.


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Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2010, 02:58:37 AM »
Good lord, people... 

I'm pretty sure netiquette requires no formality beyond keeping insults to a minimum.


Anyway, getting into YLS is (IMO) semi-random at best.  Playing it safe guarantees nothing, but rolling the dice just might work.

Morton,

That was said with tongue planted firmly in cheek.  That is what the "wink" was about.  It was praise through irony.

Relax, not everyone is mean-spirited.

Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2010, 01:24:38 PM »

Morton,

That was said with tongue planted firmly in cheek.  That is what the "wink" was about.  It was praise through irony.

Relax, not everyone is mean-spirited.

I had to read your post five times to figure out what you meant...  So to clarify:  My post was entirely in response to the two-fer "Mr. Lund."  I certainly took no offense to any part of your prior post.

:)

Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2010, 03:14:54 PM »
I was attempting to show respect. I apologize if it came off incorrectly.  I was brought up to always use last names until permission to use the first.  Respect must be given for respect to be gained.

I edited my paper some today and I truly believe in the tone.  Each failure was a lesson learned. I demonstrated how it developed my leadership, intellect, and will. 

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Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2010, 08:15:45 PM »
QUOTE:    I had to read your post five times to figure out what you meant...  So to clarify:  My post was entirely in response to the two-fer "Mr. Lund."  I certainly took no offense to any part of your prior post.


Morton,

OMG how easy it is to misread something!  I misread YOUR input, too.  I suppose this is a harmless lesson in online communication, eh?

Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2010, 01:38:37 PM »
I suppose this is a harmless lesson in online communication, eh?

Indeed.  And just to super-clarify everything to death:  Marcus - I took your post as just that:  an attempt to show respect.  I appreciate your gratitude, and I agree with your decision to go formal first (it is easier to go from formal to informal than the other way around).  My response was an attempt to informally let you know that formality is not required.

Whew.  Exhausted now.

And good luck with Yale and your other applications.  Hopefully someone will look past the official GPA and judge you on your true merits.