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4:17@MichelleP:Just making sure it hasn’t started?
8:20@MichelleP:I have. Must not be working for my phone. Thanks.
12:12@anonymous:If I am interested in a specific major/degree at that school, should I focus my essay on that?
12:15@anonymous:(continued) Or focus on the overall school in general?
18:57@anonymous:If I am from another country can I still mention how is probably way better than anything in my homecountry?
29:58@anonymous:Are all of the "Why college?" essays around 100 words?
31:00@goldenretriever1:What r the examplea of show not tell
42:49@anonymous:For the why essay, do we have to start with a hook, or can we directly get to the point?
43:54@anonymous:How do we answer, why this school when it's 650 words?
45:21@anonymous:So we should be connecting some of the good things about ourselves to the school in a specific way?
46:59@anonymous:does it make sense to highlight a summer camp attended at the school while in high school and hoe that led you to find the fitment
48:08@student_:My daughter is a sophomore now and when is the best time to start college research?
49:28@goldenretriever1:I have a question on essays in general. Is narrative supposed to be descriptive
51:55@Marilyn:How and where in the application do students let the school know if they have AP test scores that demonstrate their readiness to participate in a select program at that college?
53:39@anonymous:Do colleges like to see creative yet abstract metaphors to convey a quality about oneself? Or, should the essays be more concrete?
55:20@twohid:Would it come off negatively if I list an AP course without sending the score? Would they assume I didn't take the exam or that I failed?
56:35@goldenretriever1:Where do we see sample essays?
58:05@student_::does taking AP course at school has more/less weightage when you take same course in your community college
59:04@anonymous:What kind of leadership quality do they expect in an essay other than why we prefer a college?
60:23@anonymous:In case of transfer to a foreign county for Junior & Senior high school years after freshmen and sophomore years in a US High school, will the universities consider the numerical grades from US High school or only consider pass/fail grade?
60:54@anonymous:Why did you want to apply to Yale?