Chances ED: No Reason, But 'Tis the Season

<p>I reach out to you, random internet strangers, to give me an opinion that won't matter. Harsh? Yah, but so is Columbia ED, or so I hear. Actually I hear it's pretty lenient, but let me begin before I run into any more circumlocutions, a la Kerry.</p>

<p>SAT I Verbal: 800, SAT I Math: 780
SAT II: Writing: 800, US History: 780, Math IIC: 760
GPA: 3.8 UW, 4.1 W
Rank: 10/800 (public school)</p>

Academic Decathlon (Captain)
Newspaper (Managing Editor)
Teen Court (Co-Coordinator)
Junior State of America (VP)</p>

<p>Outside-of-school EC's
Comedy Writing
Stand-up Comedy
Community Service
Kerry Campaign</p>

<p>Thanks for your time.</p>

<p>pretty high... i would say excellent
then again it depends on your recs and essay
good luck</p>

<p>Contessa--back at 'ya ;-)</p>

<p>I would agree with contessa...essay REALLY important.</p>

<p>Would you say that Columbia likes "creative/risky" essays?</p>

<p>LOL, I know exactly what you mean slicker...I'm gonna be honest with you: I'm not that sure.</p>

<p>But I do know that any essay that takes a STRONG religious/political stand is discouraged, and pessimistic ones are a no-no.</p>

<p>You want the reader to have a "feel-good" feeling after he/she finishes...that's all i can say</p>

<p>i wrote a really really risky essay that may not answer the question entirely
but i like it :-)</p>

<p>btw this is contessa from a friend's sn</p>

<p>yeah- mine was pretty nonconventional also (not to mention 950+ words...heh) but I feel alright about it. I agree with Delfire though, pessimism is definitely not looked upon with approval. As far as your chances go... well, your boardscores are definitely up to par if not above...</p>

<p>ur EC's :
1. ur captain of AcaDec, thats great, but how outstanding is ur team compared to the rest in your area- are you ranked high individually on the regional or state level?</p>

<li>Also, how involved are you with the Kerry Campaign? are you merely a volunteer, or do you provide substantial contribution to his campaign?</li>

<p>Can you give a little more info on your level of commitment + involvement in ur ECS? Plus what special honors/awards have u received?</p>

<p>Best of luck!</p>

<p>Thanks for the advice! My essay isn't pessimistic and I think it will give my reader a fuzzy feeling...shut up.</p>

<p>1) The team did okay, top three in both city and state. I was ranked the highest junior in the city and state, if that means anything (I'm skeptical). Medals were given out here like hotcakes, but I was most proud of my awards in speaking (tops in city).</p>

<p>2.) As for Kerry, I'm just a volunteer. Haha, a LOWLY one too, I might add--(walking door-to-door, trying to convince ppl to vote for Kerry!)</p>

<p>OMFG...Slicker, I can't believe you just said shut up...that was so one said your essay was pessimistic (by god i didn't even read it yet)...</p>

<p>:sigh: watever</p>

<p>The internet isn't always conducive to irony--I playfully said that my essay would produce "warm fuzzy feelings"...then I assumed you might think "that's lame" so I facetiously said "shut up." No hard feelings ;-)</p>

<p>Haha ok, I understand. And Good Luck!</p>

<p>i'm a lowly kerry volunteer too :-D! 4 days guys</p>