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2:30@Nidhyati:Hello! Thanks for this session!
13:46@Nidhyati:Whatre some things students are not thinking of, when writing about diversity?
13:54@Nidhyati:Is it okay to use quote?
14:35@maramara:Is it ok to share your sexual orientation? Like can it affect your admission?
14:52@summerorbanwrites:How do you write about marginalized identities of yours without coming off as a charity case?
15:52@yidi:Can you say multiple things like your race, your leadership experience, and struggles as a whole? Or should we focus only on one thing that add to the diversity?
16:40@Nidhyati:Would you be reviewing any sample essays?
20:40@yidi:If you wrote about something in you personal statement, is it better o focus on something completely different?
28:34@Thali:I have a little problem when I’m writing, cause it gets like…confuse, that’s what my teachers say to me. So, could you give me some tips to prevent that kind of mistake?
29:02@Nidhyati:This totally changed my idea of diversity essay
29:41@AlProf:Is it cliche to write about being the only person of my race in my high school?
30:41@somaribb:I came a little later to the webinar, but could you give a small synopsis of key takeaways we should keep in mind when creating our diversity essays?
32:56@MylaLinn:I was planning on writing my diversity essay on being a part of different sports teams, such as my track team, and recreational activities (like rock climbing/rollerskating), but I can't exactly put into words what kind of community that is.
34:12@summerorbanwrites:When I'm writing diversity essays, I tend to focus on a lot of detailed anecdotes from middle school in regards with my disability because I was diagnosed so young. However, I'll be pushing up on the word limit and kind of sum up experiences of mine in high school with a rushed ending. I'm concerned this will be viewed negatively by top 30% colleges. Any advice?
35:38@yidi:when you said your essay is about being a black woman, how did you explain how it shaped who you are?
37:19@Nidhyati:I'm wondering if talking about my non-mainstream/unconventional (in this culture) extra-curricular activities like classical dance or classical vocal singing, unknown martial art as opposed to typical activities most follow would be a good topic?
39:43@Thali:Oh sorry, my english it’s not that good. What I was trying to know, its that it gets hard to understand the meaning of the essay while reading you know? And by that it gets confuse to get the message.
44:42@Bretton:to clarify - since most 650 words essay go to multiple colleges you cannot be specific. I was curious earlier. Or does that kind of summary ending sound too much like I am applying for a job? Will admission readers like this, or wonder why I did not conclude with a typical moment of reflection & look to the future sentence