Roommate essay

<p>I'm wondering how people are approaching the short application essay that's a letter to your freshman roommate:
1) as another chance to say something moderately serious about your personality/social style/other but using a more casual tone with (horror) contractions?;
2) truly what you would write to your future roommate, kind of facebook-esque with incomplete sentences, rambles, slang, jokes, pet peaves etc.?; or
3) other?</p>

<p>I'm doing mine I think #1 style</p>

<p>I think it doesn't really matter but I don't think they want you to do should have complete sentences and stuff</p>

<p>I am just struggling with the opening phrase, really don't wanna use "Dear Roommate" or some version of it..</p>

<p>Yeah, I'm thinking about this too.
Maybe I'll just skip the "Dear ..." part.</p>

<p>.. as for personal experience though..
is it like a big event that has happened to you? or can it be a very casual everyday kind of thing?
I don't know how to approach this question... or the intellectually stimulating topic one either for that matter.</p>

<p>Moderately serious, yes, but mine did have an average amount of slang. I also had fragments at places where the stuff would otherwise sound too forced. </p>

<p>I even said *****. </p>

<p>I'm definitely thinking that part over, though. </p>

<p>Also, mine was an extremely normal everyday event: celebrating the last bit of standardized testing for the next for years. Not the best of choices, I'll admit >:O</p>

<p>Hey, what happened to my s-word? sugar honey ice tea LOL</p>

<p>I was talking to admission officers at MIT, and they said DO NOT EVER CURSE in the essay.</p>