Application #4: Essays

The most time-consuming part of writing the essays for me came before and after the act of writing. Jotting down an answer to the questions took me a few hours at most. By then I had already selected some stories fit for the purpose, after building my profile and doing my research on the schools. However, after the page was filled up with words, I spent even more trimming down, editing, refining and getting feedback on the first draft. With hindsight I believe that this exercise helped me turn a good draft into a much better essay.  [Side note: how you should interpret this series of posts on the application process.]

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