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Johns Hopkins: Tell us something about yourself that we wouldn't know...

marshizzle1 2 / 5  
Dec 29, 2011   #1
The prompt is:
Tell us something about yourself or your interests that we wouldn't learn by looking at the rest of your application materials. (While you should still pay attention to sentence structure and grammar, your response is meant as a way for us to get to know you, rather than a formal essay.) 250 words

There are several topics I am thinking of writing for this essay:

-I was planning on submitting my application yesterday, but the day before, I got a violent bout of orifice expulsion...pillars of vomit were expelled from my mouth, and I was bed ridden for two days...after my birthday dinner.

-I sometimes fancy myself a poet...I was planning on writing a sonnet (or ballad) about my love of Johns Hopkins, and how I love all types of art: music, painting, drawing, prose, poetry, etc.

-On the Productivity of Post-Midnight Hours...I'm sure all of you can relate to me on this!
-other ideas?

capriciousprite 6 / 20  
Dec 29, 2011   #2
I think the bed ridden one could be really unique also but it's kind of hard to relate to your personality unless you have some kind of illness that makes you throw up all the time, or showing that you can overcome challenges
Anxhela 6 / 28  
Dec 29, 2011   #3
I think it can be nice the second option..I wouldn't write a sonnet but it may say a lof of you an essay about something you love..
Youdotchan 1 / 4  
Dec 29, 2011   #4
I'd go with the post midnight. It's an idea alot people can relate to but not come up with. Just think about how fun it would be to write about how post midnight hunger fuels your drive to apply for college.
Chopeful 3 / 6  
Dec 29, 2011   #5
The midnight one really stands out and seems really open for creativity. I do not think you should do a sonnet, since it seems too risky.
OP marshizzle1 2 / 5  
Dec 29, 2011   #6
See, but I think I could be hilarious and dramatic on the first topic. The point of the second is to demonstrate my ability to write poetry (so I CAN write a Shakespearean sonnet), and I need ideas to flesh out the third...

Thanks all for the advice!

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