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Diversity Statement ISSUES!!
« on: February 06, 2006, 12:01:35 PM »
For those of you who wrote them, how did you organize them? What did you include - childhood? parents? hometown? heritage? school experiences? I am seriously lost on how to do this!!!
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Re: Diversity Statement ISSUES!!
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2006, 12:19:29 PM »
Vannabunny, aren't you hoping to go to IU? You don't need a diversity statement for IU.  I didn't write one for ND either.

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Re: Diversity Statement ISSUES!!
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2006, 12:21:24 PM »
Another school I'm applying to as a safety asks for one, and IU says that it's optional, so I'll probably send one w/ it as well
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Re: Diversity Statement ISSUES!!
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2006, 12:24:09 PM »
What did you put in the personal statement? Have you done anything unusual or had any different life experiences that you haven't addressed in the personal statement?

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Re: Diversity Statement ISSUES!!
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2006, 12:27:48 PM »
Quite a bit, actually. And a variety of things that don't seem to go together
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Re: Diversity Statement ISSUES!!
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2006, 12:35:40 PM »
I think a poorly written diversity statement is probably worse than none at all, so you probably want to focus on a few things that you can tie together nicely. Quite frankly I just skipped the diversity statement because I said almost everything worth saying on the PS. Where is your safety?

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Re: Diversity Statement ISSUES!!
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2006, 12:39:41 PM »
Pick one aspect of your background or life experience that's likely to be different from those of others applying to that school. Write a story about it. Don't explain it and how you would therefore contribute to the diversity of the class etc. Just tell the story and let it speak for itself. That's what I did, and if you want to have a look at it, let me know.

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Re: Diversity Statement ISSUES!!
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2006, 09:00:42 AM »
For those of you who wrote them, how did you organize them? What did you include - childhood? parents? hometown? heritage? school experiences? I am seriously lost on how to do this!!!

I did a little bit of each one, but tied it together with an overriding theme.

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Re: Diversity Statement ISSUES!!
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2006, 11:42:20 PM »
Pick one aspect of your background or life experience that's likely to be different from those of others applying to that school. Write a story about it. Don't explain it and how you would therefore contribute to the diversity of the class etc. Just tell the story and let it speak for itself. That's what I did, and if you want to have a look at it, let me know.
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Re: Diversity Statement ISSUES!!
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2006, 11:48:47 PM »
Diversity essays can only come from within.  Lay all your cards on the table.  honestly I spent like 4 months on my PS and Redemption and others thought it was just OK.  I spent like 1 week on my diversity essay (with help from red. mag. ect.) and they liked it alot.  Just remeber that diversity transcends race, religion, ect.  What makes you stand out?