Friday, July 8, 2011
Secondaries: do they blow? Discuss.
Here's thing number one that bugs me about secondaries: fee farms. Fee farms are schools that invite everybody to submit secondaries and then reject 90% of those people literally within 24 hours of their application. Are you trying to tell me that within 24 hours, you gave my application $110 worth of your time and closely evaluated it and decided that I suck? If it was that obvious that I was a bad fit, could you not have spotted it from my primary app before I sent you $110? Whatever...this hasn't happened to me yet this cycle, but it is happening to some applicants right now, and it grinds my gears.
The other thing that annoys me about secondaries is stupid questions. "Tell us what you think learning means?" "Is honesty important?" "Can you watch this video of a person yawning and not yawn yourself? Why or why not?" "We see dog's wieners all the time, but have you ever seen a cat's wiener? If not, how do you suppose they bone? Discuss."
OK, so the questions are slightly less dumb than that (where IS a cat's wiener tho?...), but only slightly.
NEwAs, back to work.