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free afternoon + physics teacher compliment + the bing bang + questions - Yale


afwebb 6 / 17  
Dec 30, 2010   #1
Here are my answers... Let me know what you think of them, or ways I can improve.
Thank you in advance

Why Yale?
Still formulating a response...

What would you do with a free afternoon tomorrow?
I would use most of the time getting through a book off my list of things I haven't yet had time to read. The rest I would spend outside; either running or playing soccer.

Recall a compliment you have received. What was it? From whom did it come?
My physics teacher once called me a "freak"; a distinction earned by only a select few. This made me realize I didn't just enjoy physics, but have a chance to be good at it.

If you could witness one moment in history, what would it be and why?
Not sure this counts as history, but I would want to witness the moments just before and after the big bang because I want to understand how and why things are.

What do you wish you were better at being or doing?
I wish I was better at worthwhile questions. All the information in the world is useless to me without a question I want answered.

What other question would you ask that we have not?
What is the one thing you could not live without?

prince_johri 3 / 14  
Dec 30, 2010   #2
is there a word count?? Your responses are very short.. wouldnt they want you to elaborate a bit more?
em2always 15 / 79  
Dec 30, 2010   #3
for Q1 say what book it is
for Q3 don't start with imnot sure this counts as history, it does, by you doubting yourself you seem weak
Q2---i really like it
Q5--good question but super typical, it wouldnt stand out in an application stack

check out my essays if you have time
miss_anthropic 4 / 6  
Dec 30, 2010   #4
I would spend most of it getting through a book from my list of Things I Haven't Yet Had Time to Read . [I capitalized it to make it look like an actual list you had made--I don't know if you have or not.] The rest I would spend outside, either running or playing soccer.

My physics teacher once called me a "freak"-- a distinction earned by only a select few. This made me realize I didn't just enjoy physics, but have a chance to be good at it. [I don't know if this sentence is necessary.]

Not sure this counts as history, but I would want to witness the moments just before and after the big bang because I want to understand how and why things are. [I'd definitely count it as history, I think this is a great answer.]

That's all I've got for you.
OP afwebb 6 / 17  
Dec 30, 2010   #5
Thanks for the advice. Good to know the big bang would count as history. And yes, there is a pretty stringent word limit.
Aakash114 5 / 10  
Dec 30, 2010   #6
The answer to question 5 is cliched
OP afwebb 6 / 17  
Dec 30, 2010   #7
How about for Q5 "what would you like your last words to be?"
Gracious10 3 / 23  
Dec 31, 2010   #8
ok i think your new Q5 is a little gloomy but i think the point of the question is what else would you like to tell the admissions staff just contemplate on that.
Tumor 3 / 6  
Jan 1, 2011   #9
Q5 - How will you keep yourself entertained in 50 years?
does that sound any good to you? :D
I know I don't wanna be a couch potato or reading college applications when i'm 67 years old

also for Q3 just write "the big bang, because so and so"
you don't need 'before and after' in there, it makes it more wordy than it needs to be

I like everything but Q2, if they're looking for creative responses that one is a bit unoriginal. There's really wrong with it, but the other ones just felt more thought out
foly17 2 / 2  
Jan 1, 2011   #10
your responses are very short
turntablespp 6 / 41  
Jan 1, 2011   #11
My physics teacher once called me a "freak"; a distinction earned by only a select few. This made me realize I didn't just enjoy physics, but have a chance to be good at it. LOL i love this, especially since you can call me one of those physics "freaks"

well done statements ! The only problem is the last question, it seems a bit cliche.

can you read my u penn essay ?
Mindy 2 / 4  
Jan 1, 2011   #12
you're response is good, but maybe a little too short, try going into more detail


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