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For the "what perspective can you bring to Rice" essay

chococookiechococookie Posts: 252Registered User Junior Member
edited January 2010 in Rice University
are you just supposed to talk about your culture? Or are you supposed to talk about how you've met people from a variety of backgrounds? Or something else entirely?

Can I talk about my lunch group, and how it contains people of all different backgrounds? Maybe have a bio format like

Rachel: A girl who takes special education courses...
Christine: Newly immigrated from China...
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Replies to: For the "what perspective can you bring to Rice" essay

  • CooleyP1CooleyP1 Posts: 143Registered User Junior Member
    tell them your point of view...what perspective you will bring to today's issues and other topics around you...
    tell them where you're coming from and how you will accept others' point of view also
    hope it helps!
  • cowking15cowking15 Posts: 725Registered User Member
    what makes YOU unique, not your friends
    you could say your interest in other peoples backgrounds,c ulture etc. and work something out of that

    last min essay ftw huh? ;P
  • AntariusAntarius Posts: 4,614Registered User Senior Member
    yeah - you need to talk about YOU. your friends dont bring anything to Rice... so keep it to you being special
  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn Posts: 23,808Super Moderator Senior Member
    My son talked about being a distance runner in Maine (challenging during the winter!), an Eagle Scout, and a scholar. I think the essay came out pretty solide, but we'll see!
  • fluffysheepfluffysheep Posts: 100Registered User Junior Member
    I think the essay is simpler than it looks. Just say something special to you; that automatically IS is your perspective.
  • heinochusheinochus Posts: 490Registered User Member
    I talked about an activity I liked doing and how it revealed certain aspects of my personality and what I would bring to Rice. Not as stilted as it sounds (I hope :))
  • DLBasSerDLBasSer Posts: 31Registered User Junior Member
    I just talked about my personality, and how I like to devote myself in supporting others, (related to a few activities I do..)
  • sarah!sarah! Posts: 114Registered User Junior Member
    I made mine an extended metaphor to being a photographer.

    It should ideally be about YOU, not your friends (I know you heard this already... but really!) Just show them how your point of view differs from other people's.
  • chococookiechococookie Posts: 252Registered User Junior Member
    thanks for all the advice, guys. it really helped :)
  • TilgahamTilgaham Posts: 688Registered User Member
    Mine was about cooking and how it related to life.
  • xrCalico23xrCalico23 Posts: 4,673Registered User Senior Member
    I wrote about a specific event in my life and how I would bring my creativity and audacity with me wherever I go.
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