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AAAARRRGH! I've just got to do something in this forum to relieve the pile-up of chances threads. So how about a thread that just might IMPROVE your chances?
The Stanford admission office has been remarkably consistent, under at least two directors, in saying that what Stanford is looking for in applicants is "intellectual vitality." So here is my question for everyone applying to Stanford this year: what do you do in your day-by-day life that shows your intellectual vitality? What do you learn because you love to learn it? What do you do to energize your mind and become smarter?
If you can answer that question here, you can answer it on your application. Feel free to practice in this thread.
P.S. No, I have no idea what your chances are. Please don't ask.