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Letter to Future Roommate

hahvadhahvad Posts: 206Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2010 in Stanford University
Are you guys formatting it like a letter? If not, how'd you format it?
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Replies to: Letter to Future Roommate

  • heinzketchupheinzketchup Posts: 139Registered User Junior Member
    I think most people are formatting it like a letter, since it says "write a note."
  • physicsnut1physicsnut1 Posts: 738Registered User Member
    A bit like a letter (I use "you") but I skipped the cheesy little "Dear Future Roommate" and "Sincerely" thing.
  • ConaanaaConaanaa Posts: 74Registered User Junior Member
    I used you once or twice in the letter but as did physicsnut I also did not do the "letter format."
  • brownman23brownman23 Posts: 621Registered User Member
    I made the essay informal (I wrote how I would normally talk to a friend), but did not format it like a letter. It took too many words out of the 250 word limit :)
  • FlamingdonutsFlamingdonuts Posts: 35Registered User Junior Member
    I didn't format it as a letter in the beginning because I usually don't for regular letters but I did use the From your roommate blah blah blah at the end...but for a good reason that I won't specify :P
  • kairookairoo Posts: 23Registered User New Member
    Same thing, I did not format it as a letter, but rather as a small monologue with my future roommate. Don't forget, though, that this essay is meant to be focused on YOU. So speak about you, yet beware of sounding selfish. It is almost the only place where you can share some 'I's for 'You's, so don't hesitate doing it! (That's, IMVHO, the directives I used).
  • fledglingfledgling Posts: 4,256- Senior Member
    but I skipped the cheesy little "Dear Future Roommate" and "Sincerely" thing.

    I didn't skip it. I guess that makes mine cheesy? :p
  • minniemouse23424minniemouse23424 Posts: 331Registered User Member
    fledgling i'm with you, no worries :)
  • physicsnut1physicsnut1 Posts: 738Registered User Member
    I guess that makes mine cheesy?

    Haha, well that was just my opinion as I didn't see any reason to include it :)
  • fledglingfledgling Posts: 4,256- Senior Member
    Ah, I see. That's definitely a valid point since these essays are all a matter of personal perspective. :)
  • AngelAngel1770AngelAngel1770 Posts: 123Registered User Junior Member
    Can we talk about what we actually wrote on the essay?
  • MaoMao Posts: 233Registered User Junior Member
    I started mine with "Hi! my name is (name) and (funny pun on name)."

    And I ended with "--(Name)"

    So mine was more of a note to my roommate than a letter :P
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