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The optional essay

mfs99mfs99 Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
edited December 2006 in Duke University
Hey, for the why duke essay, are they looking for a list of reasons why you want to attend duke, but written in a more elegant form. Or do they just want one example, in which you expand upon?
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Replies to: The optional essay

  • jrock07jrock07 Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    Honestly, you should do whichever you think sounds the best. It's your choice. I chose three things and expanded upon them. I suggest you give enough input into why than a list.
  • iwantcollyiwantcolly Registered User Posts: 159 Junior Member
    Mine was two paras: first talking about how Duke's curriculum and offerings were perfect for me. Second talking about how I would fit into the school.
  • tinaaawtinaaaw Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    mines is like iwantcolly's my first paragraph was about the curriculum and my second was about how I like the sound of the environment and etc.
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