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How did you first learn about _____?

andreaaaaaaandreaaaaaa Posts: 7,930Registered User Senior Member
edited January 2008 in College Essays
What is the point of these short essays? I have three of them to do, and I am not really sure what to write about. The true answer is basically from college mail and from looking at usnews rankings. Is that what I should put? I don't really understand what they are looking for.
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Replies to: How did you first learn about _____?

  • maeamaea Posts: 726Registered User Member
    They probably just want to assess their advertising strategies. That's just a guess though.
  • woohoo!!!!!!woohoo!!!!!! Posts: 309Registered User Junior Member
    i wouldnt mention rankings. LACs usually dont like them, at all. i had to do a bunch of these too, and i pulled out Fiske and found a phrase i liked and said that i first learned about it from fiske, and that the
    made me attracted to the college.
  • shreya.iitkshreya.iitk Posts: 1,052Registered User Senior Member
    i just write whatever is true - even if it comes in a line like - my father told me about the college.
    a question- are you unable to submit a supplement after like 12.oo midnight?
    or can you still do it a few hours later..
  • andreaaaaaaandreaaaaaa Posts: 7,930Registered User Senior Member
    so, i should just be honest and write "college mail" and not try to write something more interesting?
  • woohoo!!!!!!woohoo!!!!!! Posts: 309Registered User Junior Member
    write a sentence at least. i think that every question that they ask is a chance to show them something about who you are and why their school is a good fit for you.
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