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Essay Help

sransran Registered User Posts: 247 Junior Member
Hi, I need serious help with my main essay for the MIT application. My first draft turned out to be about 2000+ words so I need to do some serious editing. Right now my essay has detailed descriptions of my favourite club, how I spent time there and how I have grown and developed as a result of this club. Obviously I need to focus on only one aspect - so what would you reccomend I do - which aspect should I focus on. In particular, should I dwell on my favorite parts of the club, or highlighting how my participation in that club reflects MIT's core values?

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Replies to: Essay Help

  • River PhoenixRiver Phoenix Registered User Posts: 731 Member
    Both of those are really boring. Pick whatever is the most unique, quirky, creative. If the overall thing about the club ties into "MIT's core values", they will see that. You don't have to say it. Write something more interesting.
  • sransran Registered User Posts: 247 Junior Member
    Okay, thanks. Well, my club is a pretty crazy place, and I included some amusing (Monty Python-esque humor) lessons that I learned. My real problem is integrating how it molds my dreams (for prompt B). That is extremely difficult, because it affects it in so many ways.

    If I have a poor main essay, but I have good short essays, stats, activities, lots of research (research comps and RSI), and a good interview, am I sunk, borderline, or middle-of-way?

    Again, thanks for responding.
  • DurranDurran Registered User Posts: 226 Junior Member
    O_o, RSI. I'd switch bodies with you any time.
  • sransran Registered User Posts: 247 Junior Member
    Really? Does your body come with a good main essay? For peace of mind, I'd likely take the switch- RSI looks overestimated on this forum and 7 days of watching me scream at a computer screen is starting to frighten those who associate with me.

    So am I sunk, borderline, or middle-of-the-road? Any further advice for the essay?

    Thanks for your time and patience.
  • DurranDurran Registered User Posts: 226 Junior Member
    You have lots of time. Either revise your essay or rewrite it (I rewrote mine about 2 times, on completely different topics). You're in great shape no matter what. Having RSI (And along with that undoubtly crazy stats) should definately put you well above middle-of-the-road as far as MIT is concerned.
  • mborohovskimborohovski Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    I wrote mine. I didn't like it, so I scrapped it and went with a different topic. I did this four times.

    Good luck. :)
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