i can't believe people's reaction on this topic- the OP only got the scholarship because of his race- no other reason. with those numbers a non-urm would be very lucky to even get in. he knows it, and so does everyone else, yet people jump all over someone who said it.i know it might not be as big a boost to your self-esteem to think that the color of your skin got you the dough instead of your being a "super awesome, interesting person." similarly, any money i got from schools was due to my lsat score, not my being a "super wonderful guy." i've got no problem admitting why i got my scholarship monies and neither should the op or his defenders.
nothing against you paddywack, but your ad hominem attacks (ie. you moron) reflect an underlying insecurity. if you are an accomplished academic (and i'm not doubting that you are), you should stick to your ideas instead of resorting to namecalling.
QuoteA lame tactic like attacking my mental/emtional state hoping that it'll serve to indirectly bring me down a notch is only likely to provoke further insults. Dumbass.Way to illustrate my point.
A lame tactic like attacking my mental/emtional state hoping that it'll serve to indirectly bring me down a notch is only likely to provoke further insults. Dumbass.
This is not a knock at the OP but more of a general statement, and could possibly go under a new thread. But...I think you may be overshooting your psychology (I think that's where you wrote your thesis) accomplishments. I mean, in the grand scheme of things, who really cares about your research. What psychologist, professor, or researcher is really going to take into serious consideration what a college undergraduate wrote. Meaningful research is done by PHD's who spend years to complete their thesis, and it is much more comprehensive than what an Undergrad could have written.Furthermore, I doubt that the research you preformed was very groundbreaking. If it was on a subject that is/was very important then I'm sure there are many professors out there who have dedicated their lives to the subject. And even if there isn't anything out there, don't you think that among the THOUSANDS of PHD candidates each year, one person would have stumbled upon this subject to use for their doctoral dissertation and are probably working on it as we speak. I mean they are the ones who are supposed to be working on new groundbreaking things.I guess I just feel that a lot of people place too much value on certain things that they did as an undergraduate. In the grand scheme of things, most of the time the stuff they do is very insignificant. I.e. undergraduate research, stupid things they do for clubs that "better" the community. If you look at it from an outrider point of view, does what you did really make a difference, probably not (of course there are the exceptions, please don't get me wrong). I think that it is pretty pointless to write a thesis unless you plan on going on to do some graduate work, and only for the purpose of gaining practice on how to do a major research paper. Too many people believe they are going to do something groundbreaking when that clearly is not the case. And if you do write one, please donít act like it was something truly amazing; come on now (Iím sure there are plenty of people who do write a thesis but understand itís not world changing).But, OP, having a thesis published, while insignificant in the grand scheme of things, does set you apart from other applicants (I didn't write one), and certainly does make you a better applicant and would help you out in admissions. (I'm sure you had other awesome stuff as well).By the way, why didn't you go into the field of psychology and get a PHD if you were such an outstanding student (seriously)? Perhaps one day your research would, in fact, be quite meaningful.
The subject of my thesis has never been done before. Ever. I laid the groundwork for ongoing research being done by a very well-regarded professor and his graduate students. When it's finally done, it'll be used by future researchers for decades.
Quote from: badbeat83 on March 24, 2006, 10:38:18 AMWhat are your numbers?Heh. 3.4/158.I know what you're thinking, but I have a lot of other factors to back those up.
What are your numbers?