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A letter to my first-year roommate. I have no idea what to talk about.

Sofia 4 / 12  
Dec 10, 2008   #1
Topic: Write a letter to your first-year roommate. Tell him or her what it will be like to live with you. What are you looking forward to the most in college?
Tojidofukuto - / 8  
Dec 10, 2008   #2
sounds like Stanford supplement essay. :D I think you should tell your roomie something really unique about you. Find some funny story of you to write. Just show yourself to the adcoms. :D
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Dec 10, 2008   #3
Keep in mind that the person you are really writing to is the admissions person. So, fulfill the requirement to address a roommate, and put this in the form of a letter, but write about activities that you will want to involve yourself in at the school and also, importantly, about making time for studying.

Spend time researching the school!


OP Sofia 4 / 12  
Dec 10, 2008   #4
Thanks for good ideas!!!!!! :)
OP Sofia 4 / 12  
Dec 11, 2008   #5
Write a letter to your first-year roommate. Any ideas?

Topic: Write a letter to your first-year roommate. Describe what it will be like to live with you.

AmyRemus 9 / 24  
Dec 11, 2008   #6
Tell him/her abt ur special habits, hobbies, etc things that he/she should know if you two share one room in a long time. :D

Also, ask him/her some questions (not too personal) and insist he/she answer on his/her reply. ;)

Hope I can help! (:
raisin 2 / 7  
Dec 11, 2008   #7
Yeah, I think your idiosyncracies would be an interesting read.
You could also drop in some hints on your good qualities.

Like if you're a very hardworking person, you could say, 'Can you sleep with lights on? I tend to study till quite late in the night. However, if you can't, I'd gladly move to the library'.

Or you could warn the person that you're quite a neat freak (:

I think it would be quite an interesting read!
kids_jessy 8 / 34  
Dec 11, 2008   #8
Hi, I believe this essay requires you to talk about your personal qualities. Remember that college essays usually wants you to talk about who you are so that the admissions officer can get a glimpse of what kind of person you are. Yup, so you might want to consider writing in that direction.

Hope this helps :D All the best
Carolina2009 - / 3  
Jan 2, 2009   #9
Tell them about your likes and dislikes. Talk about your hobbies and your family
EF_Constance - / 143  
Jan 3, 2009   #10
Pretend that you are writing a questionnaire for your future roommate to fill out. Write down the things that you would want to know about him/her. Then, answer those questions for them. The best essay I saw for this was in a dialogue form. See this thread:

EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Jan 6, 2009   #11
Don't forget, too, that if this is just a general essay for school, you can of course be brutally honest about your shortcomings, which would make the essay more interesting while also making it more useful if it were really going to be read by a potential roommate. If it is a college application essay, though, you will probably want to accentuate the positive.
mavictoria 4 / 17  
Jan 12, 2009   #12
tell him dos and donts on the first day but dont be rude when telling
mavictoria 4 / 17  
Jan 14, 2009   #13
maybe friendly advices to being a good roommate
vkwang 7 / 16  
Jan 19, 2009   #14
you could tell them what you like to do, what you expect from them, respecting boundaries... all that good stuff
OP Sofia 4 / 12  
Jan 21, 2009   #15
MANY THANKS)))))))))
Teresa - / 1  
Feb 1, 2009   #16
All of the above ideas are great, but you must remember to also note that in the event there is an issue between the two of you, it will be important for you both to talk about it so that you can resolve the issue before it becomes too big.
hunnybun39 10 / 26  
Feb 2, 2009   #17
talk about how you resolve conflicts
what your intended major is
your "rules"
things you're willing to compromise on
how you feel about living with a stranger essentially
pamfan0810 4 / 14  
Feb 15, 2009   #18
before your write it ...might imagine this guy will be your friends
which part you are really care about ...or you want share your story with him/her
or you wish you can do somthing together
ceberus /  
Feb 15, 2009   #19
Tell him how cool or nerdy you are:P. What awesome gadgets you have which you can share with him etc. How good you can spend time together with him. Things like these

Looking forward to seeing your piece:)

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