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"witty, impulsive, principled, and curious" -Stanford Short- bad form to use a joke?


Benn_Myers 8 / 46  
Dec 26, 2010   #1
The vast majority of my essays are pretty philosophical. I kind of wanted to mix it up and show a lighter side of me. One of Stanford's questions is, "what are five words that describe you?" My answer is as follows:

"I am witty, impulsive, principled, and curious. Its also worth nothing that I am extremely handsome (chiseled to use a more specific word) and I would be willing, if pressed, to serve as the face of Stanford. (A face that's chiseled of GRANITE.)"

Its not a great joke but I kind of like it, however, this may be totally inappropriate to submit. Any feedback would be great. Thanks in advance.
jmm5367 1 / 2  
Dec 26, 2010   #2
I think this should be submitted with caution. Although I am always one for comical relief, the faculty reading this response may not be; however, this may set you apart in a positive way.
KHuang28 4 / 7  
Dec 26, 2010   #3
i dont really think its that funny the chiseled part.. if u left it at handsome it may create a chuckle
OP Benn_Myers 8 / 46  
Dec 26, 2010   #4
Yeah, that's pretty much my thinking. I just feel like there's so many kids submitting so many of the same boring five word answers.

Alright KHuang, I think that's a solid point and your right. Its a little overdone. I'mma cut it down. Thank you.

Also thanks for posting, your a pal.
collegegirl24 2 / 13  
Dec 26, 2010   #5
you want to show them who you are. and saying that your handsome just makes it look like you're trying too hard to be different from the standard five words. show them you take their questions seriously! good luck!

also, would you please give me some feedback on my supplement for u of m?
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Jan 6, 2011   #6
Its --missing an apostrophe.

If you use the joke, put " " marks around it. I was confused!
It's also worth nothing that I am extremely handsome ("chiseled," to use a more specific word) and I would be willing, if pressed, to serve as the face of Stanford.

Awesome!

(A face that's chiseled of GRANITE.)"----- I still don't get it! Maybe it is better without this part.

:-)
em2always 15 / 79  
Jan 6, 2011   #7
its funny! just ditch the granite part and you're good 2 go


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