Admission Letter / December 5, 2018 / Heidi Wallace
One of the ways in which you can attract the attention of the admissions board is through opening your statement with an interesting hook that will attract the reader s attention. For example you may have been asked to write a personal statement that outlines how you are a good communicator. If you introduce the topic with a statement such as "When it comes to strong communication I have a secret skill. I have a special ability that not many people have is rarely recognized but is always appreciated..." This is much more effective than "I am a good communicator because of the following..." and will make the reader want to read on.
I ve seen it many times. He or she will attach an affidavit form to the request implying that your responses must be under oath. In my view this is an unfair debt collection practice under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Requests for Admission are not made under oath. To imply that they are is an attempt to intimidate a party into making admissions. Or to add to the general stress and difficulty of responding at all with the increased probability of a failure to respond at all. I believe that people receiving this sort of requests for admissions should strongly consider amending their answer to include a counterclaim under the FDCPA.
He or she should also emphasize on all extra-curricular work like any volunteer experience undergraduate projects special programs and involvement in certain useful activities. Irrespective of the approach and option chosen to write the admission letter the individual should be clear honest and positive in his or her approach. The admissions letter or essay is often weighed just as heavily as the other elements of your application if not more so. Why? The admissions letter allows admissions officers to learn more about you and your personality than is shown through your test scores.