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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2010, 18:34
Can anyone comment whether choosing to present the 3rd essay in a video/audio format would be better in any way than a written essay (other things being equal)?
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2010, 20:30
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Can anyone comment whether choosing to present the 3rd essay in a video/audio format would be better in any way than a written essay (other things being equal)?


In general, I think you'll make a more memorable impression if you have a video. It's basically an opportunity to 'interview' early -- showing adcoms you can communicate and present yourself well.
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 05:17
Good point, I liked your explanation (+1)

I was trying to pull in my application to rd1 by cutting corners and submit a text essay :)
It looks like I still might not be able to make it.
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 09:27
gogetter08 wrote:
Good point, I liked your explanation (+1)

I was trying to pull in my application to rd1 by cutting corners and submit a text essay :)
It looks like I still might not be able to make it.


Funny thing - I was considering the same thing. Work has kept me extremely busy and these essays are proving to be more time consuming than I initially anticipated. Now I can only apply to two schools R1, and the remaining three will be pushed to R2 (including UCLA). It was a tough pill to swallow, because I wanted to show adcoms I was prepared (I've been prepping since Spring for these apps) but I don't feel too bad anymore. There is a ton of opinions of R1 v. R2 benefits, but ultimately it looks like a wash. The only exception being schools that only have 2 rounds (and not 3 or 4) like MIT. Then I hear there's an advantage to applying to R1, since R2 is equivalent to "final" round, which you want to avoid in general.

Now I just have to think of something creative to talk about for my UCLA video -- and also decide how long it should be.
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 10:11
For those in the area, UCLA has an info session coming up on October 4th.

Date: October 4, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Korn Hall, UCLA Anderson
Address: 110 Westwood Plaza
Korn Hall

You can register through their web site.
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2010, 14:29
Fellow FEMBA 2011 applicants...

The essays have formatting instructions as follows - "Maximum 1 page, double-spaced, 12 point font".

The "double-spaced" thingy is super bothersome, if I'm understanding it correctly. Does it essentially mean leaving a line blank after each sentence?

Something like this...

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
<line left blank>
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"

Thoughts?
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2010, 14:35
@jamster21 - no, the double spacing is set in your Word processing software. Essentially the line spacing between each line is greater instead of the default single space. You don't add spaces after each sentence, just set it in the page settings.
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2010, 14:58
Thanks thisguy310.

Man, does it mess my essay up! I have to scale my essay back big-time, or mess around with margin settings to make my content fit somehow.

This is the first I've seen such formatting instructions, thought B-schools were more hung up about word count?
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2010, 01:45
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2010, 22:29
I will be applying in R2. Have not started essays yet :(
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2010, 12:11
International applicant over here. Count me in for round 1.
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2010, 12:28
Anybody know the deposit deadline for people matriculating out of round 2?
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2010, 07:49
jamster21 wrote:
Fellow FEMBA 2011 applicants...

The essays have formatting instructions as follows - "Maximum 1 page, double-spaced, 12 point font".

The "double-spaced" thingy is super bothersome, if I'm understanding it correctly. Does it essentially mean leaving a line blank after each sentence?

Something like this...

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
<line left blank>
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"

Thoughts?


This is what I am doing with my essays, I am using the double spaced option in MS word. in Paragraph settings, the line spacing can be set to double spacing and that will take care of this. You dont have to have a blank line.
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 21:58
hi all international applicant here... considering R2
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 22:50
mrwuzzman wrote:
Anybody know the deposit deadline for people matriculating out of round 2?

Bump.

I'd like to know as well. It seems UCLA and UC Berkeley don't like sharing this information anywhere on their respective websites. :?
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2010, 10:32
The deadline for R1 is approaching ... how far is everyone through their application...

i have good enough stuff done for the main essays but still working on the optional essay :( Hopefully this weekend I will be able to work on that and get it wrapped up ...
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2010, 17:40
Updated the roll call. Let me know if your plans have changed and you'd like to be moved to a different round.
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2010, 20:23
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Updated the roll call. Let me know if your plans have changed and you'd like to be moved to a different round.

Thanks Avern. I'm sliding to R2.
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2010, 20:27
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Avernusaur wrote:
Updated the roll call. Let me know if your plans have changed and you'd like to be moved to a different round.

Thanks Avern. I'm sliding to R2.

Moved to R2. Thanks for the update.
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2010, 22:36
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