June 20, 2014

Anonymous said: How did you handle being deferred/what did you do (send them more info)? Did you send in a supplement?

Mostly how I handled being deferred was just to keep my head up, apply to other schools and try not to fall in love with any other school. I didn’t send in anything else to the schools, from what I can remember.

August 29, 2013

Anonymous said: did you send both your act and sat scores or just one of them?

I sent both!

August 27, 2013

Anonymous said: Hi, I start senior year tomorrow and you're one of my favorite blogs so it would mean a lot if you wished me luck :)

Aww, thanks :)

Well, good luck! 


(I hope this isn’t late. I don’t think I’ve been checking tumblr regularly enough recently >_<)

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August 27, 2013

Anonymous said: How should we approach the Why Yale short answer? I'd be really interested in reading how you responded or getting an example of how an applicant should write the answer. Thanks so much :)

You should just be honest about why you want to attend Yale. Why does the school appeal to you? 

I don’t really remember how I answered that question, haha. And I hardly think that what one person writes for that one prompt is representative of what all other applicants write. Everybody’s answer will probably be different and they ought to be!

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August 27, 2013

Anonymous said: This might sound silly, but I'm having trouble deciding whether to apply early (to my top choice, Yale, or anywhere) - and was wondering what your thoughts are. Do you think that the extra time to work on the application would have been valuable? Would it be a mistake to not apply early anywhere? Thanks so much, I'm just really confused right now!!

Apply to the school that you like best. That’s my piece of advice. Early action/decision is nice because you do get an answer sooner. But whether or not extra time would result in a better application would really depend on how well you manage your time. 

August 27, 2013

Anonymous said: So I got rejected from Yale a few months ago and I still haven't past it emotionally. I know it's a "crap-chute" to get in, but it still really hurts. That was the only school I ever truly wanted to attend in the US, and sadly I am not financially able to move to Europe. I cannot help but feel really stupid for even applying in the first place; I'd already had incredibly low self-esteem to begin with, and since I found out my admission decision, I've been feeling especially down.

I’m sorry to hear about this :(

There’s no one real way to go about college applications. I can spew my ideologies but at the end of the day everybody is different. It can be hard to take but you really just have to remember that college applications are not a representation of self worth.

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August 27, 2013

Anonymous said: What books did you use for the ACT? Also, any tips for the science part if you have no idea what the topic is/never heard of it?

I don’t remember what book, exactly, I used for ACT prep. But it had practice tests which was the most important part!

Hmm, I believe they try to keep the questions vague enough that it doesn’t matter? Rather, the questions, if I remember correctly (I may be wrong since it has been a while…), focus more on data analysis than anything. 

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July 31, 2013

Hey guys!
Sorry for the lack of activity the past few weeks. My computer has been experiencing some hardware problems and has been sent in for repairs!
I’ll get to posting once its back!

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July 14, 2013

Anonymous said: how long did you spend on siemens and how long did it take you to write the research report..?

I spent a summer in a lab at my local university.
Well with the report, I was spending most of my summer doing write ups And such for weekly lab meetings so when it came to actually writing the research paper, it didn’t too long. A few hours, of course, spread over a period of few days. I can’t give you and exact number. Maybe 5-6 hours? Probably more than that, haha.

July 10, 2013

Anonymous said: which math 2 prep book do you recommend?

I think I used the Princeton one. 

Though most would probably work well. You want to make sure to have one that has practice test(s)!

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