optional material for those accepted

<p>i will send in the essay about smth you have created andanother one but i hear that many ppl are also sending in additional material like reaserch papers resumes etc.shoould i also send in a resume??what id u guys do??i thought that we tell them about our activities in the section about activities etc..!</p>

<p>Well I'm applying for the fall.</p>

<p>As supplementary material I submitted a resume, two research abstracts, and two rec letters from research mentors. One of the recs was mailed in by the research mentor himself.</p>

<p>Umm from what I know is that MIT cares more about the subjectivity of the research - what did you learn from it, how did you arrange it, why did you find it interesting etc. rather than just a laundry list of accomplishments.</p>

<p>And you can look at the information from 2012 acceptances here: <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/massachusetts-institute-technology/546625-consolidated-ea-rd-2012-results-thread.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/massachusetts-institute-technology/546625-consolidated-ea-rd-2012-results-thread.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Resumes don't seem to matter too much, but I think that there is almost a distinct pattern based on supplementary material submitted.</p>

<p>You can send any supplemental material you would like, but that doesn't mean you automatically should.</p>

<p>My opinion is that you should send supplemental material iff it enhances your application and allows your readers to get a better sense of who you are as a student and as a person. Use supplemental material to broaden or to deepen the picture you're presenting of yourself, but not merely for the sake of sending supplemental material.</p>

<p>The only way the admissions committee knows you is through your application. You want to use your application and any supplemental material you choose to send to present a unified, well-argued case for your admission.</p>