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Re: yale 250 word essay
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2004, 01:33:13 PM »
Also a good plan.  I think that if the two of us put our minds together, we could write the ultimate book on how to get into Yale... we could be the new Montauk!;)
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For Yale's PS, I wrote about the void.  The abyss.  The nothingness.

I did the same for my Yale application.

If they like nothingness, and by extension existentialism, maybe they'll call me up out of the blue and say "ZAP, we've been saving a seat for someone just like you... someone who sees outside the box and draws outside the lines... someone whose application is so minimalist you didn't even apply!"

And then, maybe I'll see some of you there! ;D

ZAP

This sounds like an excellent plan.  I still like mine though: I will apply so late in the cycle that Yale will run out of rejection letters, so they'll have to accept me!   ;D

Let's do it!  The royalties will pay for our Yale tuition :)
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Re: yale 250 word essay
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2004, 08:11:43 PM »
Here's an article that you'll probably find interesting:
http://yaledailynews.com/article.asp?AID=7231

"What happens is that 20 to 25 percent of the strongest applications are selected by Dean Thomas and I, we then submit these to the faculty for evaluation," Jean Webb said.

how do you feel about that quote, pookie? the strongest applicants are selected by i?

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Re: yale 250 word essay
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2004, 08:21:43 PM »
Here's an article that you'll probably find interesting:
http://yaledailynews.com/article.asp?AID=7231

"What happens is that 20 to 25 percent of the strongest applications are selected by Dean Thomas and I, we then submit these to the faculty for evaluation," Jean Webb said.

how do you feel about that quote, pookie? the strongest applicants are selected by i?

I think Yale should accept us, because we have better grammar than that guy.  :)
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Re: yale 250 word essay
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2004, 08:25:43 PM »
i think jean might be a woman

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Re: yale 250 word essay
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2004, 10:31:55 PM »
i think jean might be a woman

Does the fact that I only looked to the beginning of the quote for a citation and not at the end mean that I won't get into Yale, despite my superior grammar?
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« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2004, 04:37:03 PM »
Whoa, there! I thought we were essentially supposed to cut our regular PS down to 250 words. You guys are writing totally separate essays? Why? The only other essay they'll accept has to be about your background (which most of us have already written for other schools' apps). I'm so pissed at Yale right now. They mention that "many students submit PS's for other schools..." And this is in regard to their background statement! What, do they want the optional essay to be longer than the main one? I'm dying here.

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« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2004, 04:47:32 PM »
My understanding was that a lot of people submitted the PS for the optional essay and wrote something completely different for their 250w.

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Re: yale 250 word essay
« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2004, 02:15:53 AM »
My understanding was that a lot of people submitted the PS for the optional essay and wrote something completely different for their 250w.

That's what I'm doing.  My PS is about my background.  Obviously.  Otherwise it wouldn't be personal :)  Unless I talked about my future plans, I guess...  Never mind.  But yeah, I'm submitting PS as optional.  I wonder if anyone gets into Yale without writing the optional essay :)
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Re: yale 250 word essay
« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2004, 05:37:04 PM »
Whoa, there! I thought we were essentially supposed to cut our regular PS down to 250 words. You guys are writing totally separate essays? Why? The only other essay they'll accept has to be about your background (which most of us have already written for other schools' apps). I'm so pissed at Yale right now. They mention that "many students submit PS's for other schools..." And this is in regard to their background statement! What, do they want the optional essay to be longer than the main one? I'm dying here.

yes, the optional stmt will probably be longer than the 250-word one for most or all applicants.

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Re: yale 250 word essay
« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2004, 08:03:04 PM »
Hehe. Ok, I just wrote my 250 word essay. It's about why, out of the Three Stooges, I think Larry would be the best lawyer. I'm a pro, I know.