Last time I posted about Yale university w/ 70 or so words long essay which literally won the prize of best essay given by Yale admission office, most responded as amused, amazed, and puzzled. The fact, the cruel fact, that good essay is not necessarily long seems to puzzle all my MTP readers, but also the fact that sincere applause is possible seems to amuse people. With all due respect, unless someone is crazy enough to think their college is great by any degrees, -which usually not the case unless it’s in heaven- they just cannot write such essay. Short, elegant, and gorgeously applaud Yale.
Note: post is originally in Korean. But as you are already aware of, essay itself is in English.
Now here is another interesting comments, urging to speak out 7 myths so commonly spread in our conceptions of college admissions from Washington Posts.
- It’s best to set your heart on one school and really go for it.
- The tuition price listed in brochures is what everyone pays.
- The admissions department adores you.
- It’s best to crowd your application with a volume of extracurriculars.
- It’s better to have a high GPA than to take difficult classes.
- Essays don’t really matter much in the end because grades and test scores are so dominant in admissions decisions.
- Recommendations from famous people can give an applicant a huge boost.