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Mental Breakdown?!

vaudevillianvaudevillian Posts: 12Registered User New Member
edited December 2009 in College Essays
Hello, due to the personal subject matter of my essay, I am kind of in need of some assurance (specifically that the admission people will not think I'll have a mental breakdown at their school). Is anyone willing?! I don't really have anyone around me that I can ask for advice. Therefore, reads/critiques would be extremely appreciated... thanks!

Also, I'm definitely willing to read/critique your essay if you read mine. Just PM me with it. :)
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Replies to: Mental Breakdown?!

  • sak09sak09 Posts: 1,151Registered User Senior Member
    send it over...
  • CanaryKCanaryK Posts: 488Registered User Member
    That sounds like an awesome essay, I would love to read it.
    And thanks for the offer :D I'll PM my JHU supplement essay, just read over it if you have time! I'm especially concerned about it sounding too... flat. Like not passionate enough? Or just overall boring?
  • vaudevillianvaudevillian Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    CanaryK, I'll definitely check yours out. :)

    Is there anyone else interested in reading mine? =\
  • Mare_CrisiumMare_Crisium Posts: 381Registered User Member
    I would love to help you. PM me and i'll do my best. :)
  • vaudevillianvaudevillian Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    I don't really think people will want to join whatever site it is you're advertising if you post it in every thread at the same time. Just a tip.
  • thefoolthefool Posts: 240Registered User Junior Member
    I haven't seen your essay, so maybe I'm wrong and you did deal with the subject really well, but I would be very hesitant writing about your own mental illness in a college essay.

    A number of colleges have been know to expell people that attempt to commit suicide. See: Some Students Fear Openness On Mental Health : NPR.

    The justification is that: "The Harperings say they also asked for a voluntary medical leave but that the college refused. Other schools say sometimes they have no choice but involuntary leave to deal with mental health problems. Greg Eells is the head of the counseling service at Cornell University in New York.

    Dr. GREGORY EELLS (Director, Counseling and Psychological Services, Cornell University New York): Because it's really about protecting and balancing the rights of the community too. Sometimes students can disrupt other students' educational experiences and educational environment. It's our responsibility to look out for those students also. "

    Just something to be aware of.
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