Using same essay for SOP and fellowship?

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crabkabob
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Using same essay for SOP and fellowship?

Postby crabkabob » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:08 pm

UC San Diego's application lets you apply for a fellowship if you submit two essays in addition to your SOP.

Thing is, I feel like my SOP already interweaves answers to those questions in a cohesive way. Would it be ok to simply submit the same essay for my SOP and one of the fellowship prompts? I could split my SOP up into one part academic/research and another part personal, but I think it might diminish the effectiveness of the original essay. What do you guys think?

TakeruK
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Re: Using same essay for SOP and fellowship?

Postby TakeruK » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:59 pm

crabkabob wrote:UC San Diego's application lets you apply for a fellowship if you submit two essays in addition to your SOP.

Thing is, I feel like my SOP already interweaves answers to those questions in a cohesive way. Would it be ok to simply submit the same essay for my SOP and one of the fellowship prompts? I could split my SOP up into one part academic/research and another part personal, but I think it might diminish the effectiveness of the original essay. What do you guys think?


Your fellowship essays will probably not be read for admission purposes. So, I think it's okay to submit the same essay as your SOP but I think it might be worth revising/editing a bit to fit a different audience.




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