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Urgent Help Needed!!!

DVDplayerDVDplayer 142 replies33 threads Junior Member
One of the questions on Occidental's application is, "While we realize your interests may change in college, what are your current academic and intellectual curiosities?" I wrote about a research query that I would like to explore, but now I am not sure if it addresses the question appropriately. What do they actually mean by academic and intellectual interests? Do they want to know which major(s) I want to pursue, and why? Or is there anything else? I would be very grateful if anyone would help me out. Thanks in advance!!
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  • Comrod33Comrod33 18 replies1 threads New Member
    They want to know what subjects/majors you'd be interested in (e.g. economics, biology).
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  • lalaboundlalabound 41 replies13 threads Junior Member
    bump because this question surprised me.. I wrote about the upcoming presidential election and am interested in a poli sci major
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  • oboeplayingcorgioboeplayingcorgi 25 replies15 threads Junior Member
    Are we able to kind laundry list what we want to learn? Or does it have to be structured like a full essay with connections between each subject???
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  • ayammaya00ayammaya00 7 replies0 threads New Member
    I realize that my response might be a bit late but better late than never.
    I'm a first year at Oxy and I took the question as what kind of thing are you interested in doing at Oxy. This could be what you plan on majoring in, however, I think your research query would be a great way to respond to the question. Just make sure you include how this will reflect your activity on campus (do you want to do undergraduate research? do you know a professor on campus who is researching something similar to this query?)
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