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how to answer "why do you want to go to this school"

justwaiting3justwaiting3 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
edited November 2008 in College Essays
am i not suppose to be vague?
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Replies to: how to answer "why do you want to go to this school"

  • pewwwppewwwp Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    No. zero into something specific you like about the school/location/majors offered etc
  • leolibbyleolibby - Posts: 702 Member
    Anything you mention, then, should be unique.

    The way I would do it is to build up to where I mention my educational goal--and have that as a thesis. "I had known since early childhood. Oh how sublime it was--how obvious. I watched my mother peel a potato in the old breakfast nook of our cononial home in Westchester. A potato. The embodiment of agriculture,the foundation of civilization. I was to be a farmer--a potato farmer.

    Then I would work in how I went about choosing and narrowing-down the prospective list of schools. For example, "I have Idaho in my blood; I have always fantasized about going there. Thinking about Idaho makes me shiver--the kind of warm shiver one experiences when hearing his favorite song over he radio. The American heartland of potatoism--a potato Mecca. Choosing to attend a college anywhere else was simply not an option.

    Then go on to talk about what your college offers that others don't: "Study abroad in Ireland. The motherland. The old country. I knew--that moment--I knew that the University of Idaho was my destiny. In the days and weeks that followed, the University of Idaho had merged into my own sence of identity. I watched to virtual tours online hour after hour, memorizing every feature of the landscape, every hall. Every waking thought...."

    Hope I helped.
  • leolibbyleolibby - Posts: 702 Member
    Did I mention that the breakfast nook in the old colonial home in Westchester has a draft?
  • justwaiting3justwaiting3 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    thanks. i like it. i'm sure your colleges will be impressed
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