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ED Class of 2022- Discussion

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  • TACOBOOTACOBOO Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    @aneeshs17 Same here! Good luck to both of us!
  • TACOBOOTACOBOO Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    Future bio or bio basis of behavior (BBB) major!
  • TACOBOOTACOBOO Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    Has anyone started the supplements yet?
  • kassh4kassh4 Registered User Posts: 852 Member
    I started a journal where I note down what I can talk about but I haven't done any real writing. I just have one draft of the common app.
  • vegucated26vegucated26 Registered User Posts: 160 Junior Member
    @kassh4 me too. I have been editing and editing my common app, but I'm almost scared to start actually writing the supplements lol
  • aneeshs17aneeshs17 Registered User Posts: 113 Junior Member
    edited July 18
    @kashh4 That's exactly what i'm doing. I basically used the notes app on iPhone during my Penn visit (I was here for a investment competition for HS kids sponsored by Wharton) so we had guest speakers, admissions officers, and tons of other good stuff for us :) whenever I think of a really juicy idea or thought I just throw it in the notebook. I think my main problem though will be organizing it and making connections when I'm writing the essay, rather than a bunch of bullet points.

    @vegucated26 really?? Haha I'm more worried about my personal statement. I don't wanna sound like some robotic Asian who's passionate about like solving differential equations all day while perfecting the piano LOL. Supplements are so much better, I get ideas firing off in my head left and right. Like, I have TOO many ideas for my supplement... personal statement I feel like it has to be really narrative and intriguing (sorta like writing a fiction book). Like you can't write about that lame trip to Africa tha made you realize your privelage, or the game winning goal/the big game, or anything super cliche. I feel like the personal statement is more like you're given a blank sheet of paper and you gotta craft a masterpiece, while at least in the supplement you have the tools to make it happen. Idk, just my 2 cents.
  • vegucated26vegucated26 Registered User Posts: 160 Junior Member
    @aneeshs17 Yeah, I get what you mean completely. I guess the supplements just make the idea of college more real haha but the personal statement just feels like an essay I'm writing for fun
  • TACOBOOTACOBOO Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    I'm almost done with my supplement, and then I can focus on my common app essay.
  • kassh4kassh4 Registered User Posts: 852 Member
    Does everyone here have a 4.0 34+?
  • TACOBOOTACOBOO Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    edited July 18
    @kassh4 Nope :(( :((
  • SuperGymnast_04SuperGymnast_04 Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    @kassh4 hoping I'm not the only one! I'm prepping for the Sept. ACT and its killing me... ;)
  • soccergirl2900soccergirl2900 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    edited July 21
    @aneeshs17 LITERALLY how did you jump from a 26 to a 30!!? i've been trying to improve my score but i feel like nothing is working :( my scores are the only thing in my app that i don't feel completely solid about
  • WhiteDragonWhiteDragon Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    edited July 23
    @soccergirl2900 what worked for me in preparing for the ACT was this book called the 'black book." If you look around online, there is a pdf version of it somewhere. It's geared towards the old version of the ACT so the essay tips in there won't help, but I found the reading section tips to be extremely helpful in the way I approached the test. Hope that helps!
  • Jcahill18Jcahill18 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    edited July 24
    @soccergirl2900 @WhiteDragon @aneeshs17 I can attest to the effectiveness of the Black Book by Mike Barrett, both for the ACT and the SAT. It helped move my ACT score from a 27 to a 33 in less than a month; I even have friends who had higher jumps by following it. You can also email the author of the book whenever you have questions/problems. Good luck!!
  • kassh4kassh4 Registered User Posts: 852 Member
    i never got all the black book hype. I thought it covered a lot of common sense stuff nothing really helpful.
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