We came across three Tweets from UCLA’s Mae Jennifer Shores that are worthy of broader sharing. These apply to any school that you’re applying to!
- When writing your essays, answer the question asked, not the question you wished had been asked! As she eloquently states, “Digressions detract from your candicacy.”
- Advise your recommenders to provide examples to back up general statements about you. It’s not sufficient for them to write that “You are the best X they’ve worked with in X years” — they need to provide specific, concrete proof points to back this up.
- Her final tip was a retweet: Don’t assume you will get a good reference! Time and time again candidates assume when a person tells them they will be a reference, it means a good reference. Not true! Read the rest of this post by clicking here