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Re: Yale 250 that got a kid in last year--critique it
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2005, 11:26:55 AM »
I know a guy who, for his application to Yale undergrad, wrote an entire essay with each word beginning with the letter Q.

That actually is clever- and I would imagine quite tough!

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Re: Yale 250 that got a kid in last year--critique it
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2005, 11:28:08 AM »
I know a guy who, for his application to Yale undergrad, wrote an entire essay with each word beginning with the letter Q.

That actually is clever- and I would imagine quite tough!

He ended up getting in.  Of course, the 1600 SAT probably helped him out too.

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Re: Yale 250 that got a kid in last year--critique it
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2005, 11:28:39 AM »
I like the style. Like they said above, though, not really ground-breaking material. Safe. Perhaps he needed to point out somewhere in his application that he does, in fact, like to think.
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Re: Yale 250 that got a kid in last year--critique it
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2005, 11:40:11 AM »
I know a guy who, for his application to Yale undergrad, wrote an entire essay with each word beginning with the letter Q.

Eh, I call bull...I just don't think there are enough words to craft much of a narrative or argument.  Heck, it was tough enough for Georges Perec et al. to write a book without the letter 'e'...

I guess I'd like to see an essay with 'q' words; the perfect standardized test score should not be underestimated though, IMHO.


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Re: Yale 250 that got a kid in last year--critique it
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2005, 12:01:01 PM »
An apocryphal tale...

Someone once asked Ernest Hemingway to write a story using six words. This was his response:

"For sale. Baby shoes. Never used."

Effective communication is all about economy of words.
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Re: Yale 250 that got a kid in last year--critique it
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2005, 12:03:42 PM »
Also, judging from the post  I get the sense that this is (or perhaps was) the poster's soon to be submitted 250.  Testing the waters?

i agree w/ this. it was my suspicion as well.

regarding the other post on an essay, where every word begins w/ "q"...
i second the motion for bulls**t

i do not see how such an essay is feasible


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Re: Yale 250 that got a kid in last year--critique it
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2005, 12:06:54 PM »
Quite frankly, it's possible. Questioning the possibility reveals your lack of creative thinking. Quandaries arise when you doubt the abilities of others.
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Re: Yale 250 that got a kid in last year--critique it
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2005, 12:10:24 PM »
Quite frankly, it's possible. Questioning the possibility reveals your lack of creative thinking. Quandaries arise when you doubt the abilities of others.

The poster said every word began with Q, not every sentence.

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Re: Yale 250 that got a kid in last year--critique it
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2005, 12:17:32 PM »
Quite quaint, quibbling. Quick, quash quixotic quagmires!
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Re: Yale 250 that got a kid in last year--critique it
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2005, 12:22:55 PM »
I know a guy who, for his application to Yale undergrad, wrote an entire essay with each word beginning with the letter Q.

Questionable.