I recently participated in a science research program where I learned some wet lab research techniques and conducted some original research (nothing super fancy or prestigious though). As an extension to the program, I wrote a short scientific report and literature review (1000-2000 words each) on my research topic. I know that some schools allow applicants to submit research supplements, and I was wondering if I should submit any of the two papers I wrote. The problem is, I’m not sure if they’re actually any good. Should I take a risk and submit them? Or should I just say I wrote a scientific report and literature review when describing the research program in the activities section?
Some more general questions about research supplements:
- What exactly counts as a research supplement (e.g. scientific report, literature review)? How long should it be?
- How good should my paper be if I want to submit a research supplement? Can a mediocre one hurt my application?
- Are research supplements usually reviewed by faculty members/professors?
- Does submitting a research supplement add credibility to my research EC?