short essay b

<p>Prompt: Although you may not yet know what you want to major in, which department or program at MIT appeals to you and why?</p>

<p>Pretend I want to major in mathematics. When I'm answering this question, am I supposed to talk about why I like mathematics and want to major in it, or why I like MIT's mathematics program? Or both, or doesn't matter?</p>

<p>My question exactly! I was just gonna post that...</p>

<p>Which department or program at MIT appeals to you, and why?</p>

<p>Tell them you are interested in the mathematics department, and tell them why. If you are interested because you like mathematics a lot, then tell them why math interests you. :)</p>

<p>I had a similar question with regards to this prompt when I first wrote mine. I was going to first say how interested I am in technology and the such, but after re-reading the question, I decided to talk about the aspects of the Course at the Institute that I'm interested in. In other words, I answered the question.</p>

<p>I think this question is mainly an opportunity for you to show the admissions people that you have seriously looked into the school--you aren't simply applying because of the 'Tute's reputation. After all, a blurb about how much you love math could be sent to any college.</p>

<p>I would do some research on the math department, perhaps email a student or professor? But, if you are applying early, it may be too late.</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>emmitt hit the nail on the head--MIT wants to see that you're serious about the school, so they want to see that you've done your research into it. Basically, why MIT?</p>