If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people - virginia woolf respond to woolf's quote. Video for tufts university supplement, optional essay 2011. Some colleges that have added an optional video essay to their application include tufts university, st mary's college of maryland, george mason university, and the college of william and mary the idea is to give a chance for applicants to show originality tovia smith of npr says: if a picture is worth. Tufts university study in the usa school search profile for international students. Here are some tips to help students put together college application video essays video college application is one of the most well known, but other colleges, like tufts university, george mason university, and tufts university, have previously experimented with video essays on their applications. There are optional essays which include written options as well as more creative choices like making a video or creating something with a piece of paper there is early decision 1, early decision 2, and regular decision--all three are fine times to apply however, if you are sure that tufts is the school for you, you should.
Although many say there's no stopping the youtube generation from making and submitting their video essays, others worry the application process is smith: tufts university, which is known for its quirky application questions, invited videos this year to give kids another way to express themselves. If, after doing these things, you still have some butterﬂies in your stomach, tufts just might be the place for you and as you work your way through the college application process, i encourage you to follow your gut if the essay you're writing seems like it's asking for a playful answer, go for it likewise. First things first: video essays are still optional so if you don't like the idea of being filmed, you don't have to do it if you do like the idea, you'll have less competition than you do with your written essay (an increasing number of schools, like tufts university, now let students send video essays instead of. Tufts, which, like the university of chicago, is known for its quirky application, invited the youtube videos along with the required essays, tufts has for years offered applicants an array of optional essays — “are we alone” is one of this year's topics — or a chance to “create something” out of a sheet of.
While harvard lists this essay as “optional,” know that, at least in our minds, no admissions essay is optional if you have the opportunity to reveal something new about yourself to admissions and speak to them in your own voice, take it a “topic of your choice” can be difficult to brainstorm for, especially after you've spent so. Essay questions the tufts writing supplement when you visit the common application or the coalition application website to fill out and submit your application to tufts, you'll notice that the application includes a writing supplement the tufts writing supplement consists of three required short response questions we've. Ralph becker, owner and director, ivy college prep llc when submitting an optional video essay to tufts university, st mary's college of maryland, george mason university, or the college of william and mary, first view some recent video submissions the main tip, though, is to be you: be original next.
The secondaries are optional, but we recommend that you answer them 1 do you wish to include any comments (in addition to those already provided in your amcas application) to the admissions committee at tufts university school of medicine you can use this space to write about anything not in the. Tufts' optional video/youtube-style essay inspired one student to rap about tufts in her living room in front of her christmas tree i am not sure if it hurt her chances, but i am pretty sure it did not help one thing is clear: the internet makes much of the college application process easier many students may not have the.
The university stresses that these supplemental videos are optional while an hd -quality flip camera only costs $199, tufts does not expect its students to have the craft or charisma to stitch together a dynamite youtube video but the university does want to see your creative side – whether it's through one. Students applying to the school of arts and sciences or the school of engineering may submit an optional arts or maker portfolio to highlight talent in studio for tips on how to choose a prompt and approach your essay, check out our “how to write the tufts university application essays 2016-2017” post. For the parts that involve optional essays, all applicants will receive the material and will decide whether or not to submit for the parts that involve real-time prompts and videos, tufts will hold a session for 150 applicants during a weekend that is part of the university's efforts to recruit minority students.
Tufts has encouraged their applicants to submit, as part of an optional essay question, a short (about one minute in length) video, posted on youtube, to augment their written applications this move has been reported in the national media and is the topic of spirited discussion on the web and in the media here are some. Remember that it's about you focus your video on you telling your story the video is just another mode of communicating your human-ness to the admissions committee -- so you don't want to sully that opportunity by including silly embellishments and video graphics it's the person not the medium that they are looking for.