help on supplement

<p>Hey guys,</p>

<p>I went in to get my essay edited by my counselor yesterday and she said she liked it. but then she pulled out this example essay on the same subject(the cas prompt) that went into A TON of detail on the "how you will utilize the programs at cornell" part. like it mentioned specific programs, professors, and activities. to me it sounded...pretty fake and rehearsed but apparently the writer got accepted.</p>

<p>It's been bothering me ever since and I guess i'm just wondering if it's necessary to get so specific and if i should change mine up (i just mentioned the broad and diverse curriculum offered and the type of environment the school seems to have)</p>

<p>I'd say it's necessary. Cornell wants to see how much you know about Cornell and what you can do there. It's really not fake if you actually research Cornells facilities and work by professors</p>

<p>I don't think that you have to mention specific professors or facilities or what not. All I mentioned was how I liked ezra's "any person...any study" mission statement. I mean I guess my essay wasn't particularly astounding but I got in so I guess it was sufficient enough. I think the majo emphasis should be on your intellectual interests, not whether or not you can name drop.</p>

<p>I would say "focused" is more important that "specific". That said, it looks good if you can demonstrate you at least perused the website for your major and looked at what the department offers. You should try to show why Cornell offers something that is unique, and how you can take advantage of that opportunity.</p>

<p>Thanks for the advice! :D</p>

<p>say, to be specific i drop names of some research programs etc. that interest me.
would it matter if the projects are very popular topics any applicant would talk abt... i mean wld admissions officers think, yea he's researched but its soooo common.</p>