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Author:  Dubiousity [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:01 am ]
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I have to do a rough draft of a College Application Essay by Wednesday. - 3-

Author:  dalonewolf25 [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:42 pm ]
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Oh? To which university and what is the main topic?

Author:  Dubiousity [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:48 pm ]
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It can be to any university we want, and the topic depends on said university.

Author:  dalonewolf25 [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:19 pm ]
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...like "What will you bring to our university," etc.?

Author:  Dubiousity [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:20 pm ]
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dalonewolf25 Wrote:
...like "What will you bring to our university," etc.?

Yeah.

Author:  dalonewolf25 [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:34 pm ]
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Well, you can say, "I shall be involved in many social activities in the school, as I have previously done in high school..."

Author:  Dubiousity [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:39 pm ]
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Well they want us to avoid common things that are used, like that...

Author:  copper [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:45 pm ]
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Try the University of Chicago. They always have the most interesting application topics. I had to do the same thing, And I have to say that the University of Chicago had the best by far.

Author:  CaptainPea [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:46 pm ]
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While visiting Chicago a couple years back, they told us one of their previous essay topics was what you would do with a humongous jar of mustard. :mrgreen:

Author:  Dubiousity [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:47 pm ]
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copper Wrote:
Try the University of Chicago. They always have the most interesting application topics. I had to do the same thing, And I have to say that the University of Chicago had the best by far.

Well I want to stay closer to home.

Author:  CaptainPea [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:51 pm ]
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You could use a giant jar of mustard to move the entire city of Chicago.

Author:  dalonewolf25 [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:04 pm ]
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Well, try my or captainpea's location's local universities!

Also, a state would actually help you narrow down your choices...

Author:  Dubiousity [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:05 pm ]
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I live in New Jersey.

Author:  dalonewolf25 [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:20 pm ]
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Then try the Ivies. What's your major?

Author:  Dubiousity [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:22 pm ]
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I plan on taking Computer Sciences.

Author:  dalonewolf25 [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:23 pm ]
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I would say MIT...but depending upon how good you are in school, you might want to narrow your options...New York University, maybe?

Author:  Dubiousity [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:26 pm ]
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dalonewolf25 Wrote:
I would say MIT...but depending upon how good you are in school, you might want to narrow your options...New York University, maybe?

Well, I'm not deciding on a college YET, this is just a school assignment.

Author:  Esquire Fox [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:38 pm ]
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If I may make a suggestion, don't start your college education at a prestigious University.
The first 2 years of college education can be seen as basics, so you don't need a professor to teach it to you.
Community colleges are much, MUCH cheaper and you will still learn what you need to know.
Your credits will then be transferable to a University so you can continue your studies in aim of a higher degree.

I know you aren't deciding yet, but it helps to have it on mind.

Author:  Dubiousity [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:39 pm ]
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Trust me when I say I'm considering all options.

Author:  dalonewolf25 [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:53 pm ]
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Huh...Invent a story up. Make up an amusing story that sets you apart from everyone else, because they pretty much want to see your level of writing (well, at least most universities). So, you don't have to be honest. Just be pseudo-you.

Author:  Dubiousity [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:32 pm ]
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dalonewolf25 Wrote:
Huh...Invent a story up. Make up an amusing story that sets you apart from everyone else, because they pretty much want to see your level of writing (well, at least most universities). So, you don't have to be honest. Just be pseudo-you.

Yeah, most of them involve something about yourself, I have yet to choose.

Author:  Sleet [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:59 pm ]
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I would suggest against lying about yourself on ethical grounds.

Author:  Dubiousity [ Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:05 am ]
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Sleet Wrote:
I would suggest against lying about yourself on ethical grounds.

I never intended on lieing.

Author:  Beagle [ Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:52 am ]
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Esquire Fox Wrote:
If I may make a suggestion, don't start your college education at a prestigious University.
The first 2 years of college education can be seen as basics, so you don't need a professor to teach it to you.
Community colleges are much, MUCH cheaper and you will still learn what you need to know.
Your credits will then be transferable to a University so you can continue your studies in aim of a higher degree.

I know you aren't deciding yet, but it helps to have it on mind.


Community colleges are much cheaper, by far. But not all credits from a community college will transfer to all 4-year universities (most will, but not all), so it's always a good idea to check.

Author:  Dissension [ Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:05 am ]
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Beagle speaks the truth. If you choose to attend a community college before going to university, it may be necessary to confirm that your class credits are transferable. Otherwise, you may have to retake a class or do a remedial version.

Author:  Dubiousity [ Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:02 am ]
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I know that Community Colleges are cheaper guys, I'm just deciding if I want to jump right into a 4 Year COllege or start there.

Author:  Psykeout [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:50 pm ]
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Sleet Wrote:
I would suggest against lying about yourself on ethical grounds.

i assume your being facetious, but i agree.

Author:  Sleet [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:00 pm ]
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No, I actually do suggest against lying about yourself.

Author:  Dubiousity [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:01 pm ]
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Sleet Wrote:
No, I actually do suggest against lying about yourself.

Why should I?

Author:  Psykeout [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:05 pm ]
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cause its not a real application

Author:  Dubiousity [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:20 pm ]
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We can use it as one if we want to though.

Author:  Psykeout [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:24 pm ]
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well thats different, but your career goals might change in the nexttwo or so years. ya never know...

Author:  Dubiousity [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:50 pm ]
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It's not about career goals, they want to know about you and what you could gain from attending their classes.

Author:  The Game [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:10 pm ]
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I have to write a persuasive essay on how La Salle is either a bad guy, or a hero. I have a feeling I'm going to pull my hair out tonight....

Author:  CaptainPea [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:27 pm ]
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The Game Wrote:
I have to write a persuasive essay on how La Salle is either a bad guy, or a hero. I have a feeling I'm going to pull my hair out tonight....


Include a couple twenties with your essay. Some teachers will find that very persuasive.

Author:  Dubiousity [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:28 pm ]
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CaptainPea Wrote:
The Game Wrote:
I have to write a persuasive essay on how La Salle is either a bad guy, or a hero. I have a feeling I'm going to pull my hair out tonight....


Include a couple twenties with your essay. Some teachers will find that very persuasive.

That's not gonna work xP

Author:  Dissension [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:29 pm ]
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Dubiousity Wrote:
It's not about career goals, they want to know about you and what you could gain from attending their classes.


Critical-thinking skills, increased persuasive abilities, and general well-roundedness.

Author:  Dubiousity [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:31 pm ]
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Dissension Wrote:
Dubiousity Wrote:
It's not about career goals, they want to know about you and what you could gain from attending their classes.


Critical-thinking skills, increased persuasive abilities, and general well-roundedness.

That would also be a cliche' that they want us to avoid.

Author:  Dissension [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:32 pm ]
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A degree?

Author:  Dubiousity [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:33 pm ]
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They want us to avoid saying certain cliched things in our Essay.

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