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Urgent Help Needed!!!

DVDplayerDVDplayer 142 replies33 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 175 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 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 19 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 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 54 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 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 40 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 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 7 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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