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Supplement Essay Help

Quick2011Quick2011 Registered User Posts: 183 Junior Member
edited August 2005 in Cornell University
Okay... does anyone have any tips to the two cornell supplement essay topics? I have no idea how to structure my essay because it seems like it would simply be a list and I don't want to bore the admissions people to death. Will someone e-mail me or something because I've been staring at the essay topics for at least 3 hours now and can't seem to think of any clever way to present it. Should I just say I like biology because I think it's fun? My interests "evolved" because of knowledge? Yea... that's lame... and thats the farthest I got so far. Please help. Thanks.
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Replies to: Supplement Essay Help

  • Quick2011Quick2011 Registered User Posts: 183 Junior Member
    Oh sorry... e-mail is down. Please just respond here.
  • odysseyodyssey Registered User Posts: 936 Member
    I don't think you should worry about having to be creative or clever in answering the Cornell supplemental essays. They are straightforward questions with a low word limit. Your creativity can shine in answer to the the common application essay.

    Unless it has changed this year, one asks about your intellectual interests. If biology is your overriding academic interest, try to explain your interest. Is there a specific aspect that interests you (e.g., new research in one area)? Write about how you became interested in the area (from a class, an EC, a person, an experience, etc.) Add whether you are involved in related clubs or activities, etc. And write about several interests if that would provide a more accurate picture of who you are.

    For the other question you will need to know something specific about the Cornell school to which you are applying. Discuss what it offers (specific classes, broad range of classes, undergraduate research opportunities or other programs, etc.) that will further your academic interest or interests.

    Just don't stress about it.
  • Quick2011Quick2011 Registered User Posts: 183 Junior Member
    thanks :) I think I understand now.
  • bnegbneg Registered User Posts: 742 Member
    i have another question....what exactly is an academic interest or an academic coures (as stated on teacher eval.)
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