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Supplement essay--what class would you teach

Dorres09Dorres09 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
edited January 2014 in Emory University
I am curious if I can write about the class that already exists in some other schools but not in emory
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Replies to: Supplement essay--what class would you teach

  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    I would try to be a little more creative than that, but whatever. I'm just worried you'd choose something that is commonly offered at schools that excel or have certain depts that we don't (in which case many adcoms may already be familiar with it and it'll come off as a "suggestion" more so than a creation). Just examine your values and interests and come up with something that you think may be novel (or at least not that common).
  • Dorres09Dorres09 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    can i send you a private message about what i am going to write about?
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    Sure you can.
  • doryphorusdoryphorus Registered User Posts: 174 Junior Member
    edited January 2014
    Random suggestion: Virgil in Dante! That is my favorite class ever.
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    doryphorus: Did Morey or Rusche teach that course?
  • aluminum_boataluminum_boat Registered User Posts: 1,539 Senior Member
    edited January 2014
    Perkell taught it. Good teacher.

    If it was me, math 250 or 361 or econ 420. Maybe bio 141.

    My advice: don't say engineering. Pick a subject that complements your accomplishments in high school.
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    edited January 2014
    Again, I would invent my own course. Although, retrospectively, I could see myself teaching some courses in a novel way. I never asked, but did you have someone decent for bio 141 aluminum I had Escobar :( . Nice guy, easy I guess but those are perhaps the only benefits one can possibly have from the way he teaches. Not good for people who actually need to learn biology at what should be an "Emory" level (oh, wait, like half of the biology classes have yet to reach that level yet. Guess I should have had lower expectations)..... Plus there was the whole monotone thing.
  • aluminum_boataluminum_boat Registered User Posts: 1,539 Senior Member
    Dr. Spell. One of the best professors I had here.
  • aluminum_boataluminum_boat Registered User Posts: 1,539 Senior Member
    Perkell teaches that one.
    She's extremely good in her field and a great teacher.


    For me, I'd say Math 250 or 361. I find them both great. Or Econ 211 or 420.
    Maybe BUS 320.

    Plenty of other classes I'd love to teach but don't know anything about.
  • aluminum_boataluminum_boat Registered User Posts: 1,539 Senior Member
    My advice to the OP. Don't write about engineering.
  • aluminum_boataluminum_boat Registered User Posts: 1,539 Senior Member
    Perkell teaches that one.
    She's extremely good in her field and a great teacher.


    For me, I'd say Math 250 or 361. I find them both great. Or Econ 211 or 420.
    Maybe BUS 320.

    Plenty of other classes I'd love to teach but don't know anything about.
  • jocjarmomjocjarmom Registered User Posts: 104 Junior Member
    edited February 2014
    My daughter wrote in her essay that she would teach a course about the Hunger Games. I thought it was a really cool course, and innovative too, covering lots of topics and deeper meanings in the books. I would take that course!
  • akpl4485akpl4485 Registered User Posts: 318 Member
    I wrote about a class dissecting the political apathy in youth today, and then tied in my political ECs. I really hope the admission people liked it. lol
  • godiva123godiva123 Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    @jocjarmom

    I love The Hunger Games!! I was going to write my class essay on it, but expanded it out to a course about dystopian novels haha.
  • SummerAusSummerAus Registered User Posts: 490 Member
    Mine was a course on minor political parties in western politics - focusing on opening students eyes to a greater plethora of political outlooks than what we are bombarded with by the two or three parties that usually hold the focus in most democracies @jocjarmom, I also love the Hunger Games, I read it only last month and was extremely taken aback by the important issues it dissects
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