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# Essay Stage 1: A Verbal Catharsis

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23 Nov 2006, 09:57
I don't know if any senior R1 applicants endorse this method, but I spent the past four days reading, more like digesting, all the essay questions asked by five different schools and felt an information overload fuse beginning to smoke.

Caught up in the moment of inspiration and jacked up on red bulls, but somehow dialed into a central theme, I went on a 24 hour "verbal catharsis" and wrote out everything that was on my mind into one thirty page meandering essay.

Imagine a string of pent-up random thoughts just flooding out in the worst grammatical/puntuational style possible. Talk about a sloppy rough draft.

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23 Nov 2006, 10:07
I want a copy.

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23 Nov 2006, 11:54
I did something similar. I gathered up all of the questions from each of the apps I was preparing, and I just thought about them for a week. I didn't do a rough draft like you did, but I put together a huge outline of all the points that I want to cover. Then I went back to the essays for the schools and broke down how I would include all the point within the parameters of their essays.

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23 Nov 2006, 12:03
Heh.

Check this out:

dir/s *.doc on my applications folder.

598 File(s) 35,972,300 bytes

I guess I made a lot of revisions

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23 Nov 2006, 20:30
rhyme wrote:
I want a copy.

Gosh, no not yet! I still need to trim about 20 pages of fat off first. You would know me better than my own mother!

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23 Nov 2006, 20:30
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