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Someone teach me how to spreadsheet?

I want to make a spreadsheet for my college applications and stuff. I’ve been studying printables and other spreadsheets, but have no actual idea of how to make one…? 

Also, any tips or tricks on organizing college apps would be helpful!!!

Edit: examples and/or pictures would be fantastic!!! Including what different categories you used or anything XX

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hello, i was wondering how you obtained your letter of recommendations when applying to med school. i'm a bit quiet and reserved so i'm afraid i might appear awkward when asking professors to write them and that will ultimately hurt my application :( do you have any tips? will having "mediocre" letters hurt my application?

Hi anon!

Mediocre anything is always bad when you’re trying to impress. No one likes mediocre pizza, a mediocre wedding to a mediocre significant other. A med school application falls in this category as well. 

If you are quiet and reserved, that’s you! No need to fake extroversion or giggle at jokes that aren’t funny! Think about the positive aspects! Showcase the best parts of you, because that’s what you bring to medicine and to your future patients.

As a pretty quiet person myself in college, I selected based on who I got to know to the best of my ability. My physics professor was someone I frequently went to during office hours because I hated asking questions during class before I could think them through. So in that way, he got to know me pretty well. I communicated primarily via email with the chemistry professor for my tutoring job, but when it came time to meet face-to-face and ask for a rec, I was surprised that he was so enthusiastic!

I also opted to choose professors from smaller humanities classes (like my bioethics class and philosophy course) to write about me because they knew me as not only a student in the class but also as a writer, which was important to me.

Another thing people forget is to ask bosses and other non-professors! I got a letter from my boss at my tutoring job. She wrote me one of the best letters I’ve ever gotten for a recommendation. 

For more concrete steps (and these I recommend to ANYONE getting a letter of rec):

  • ask first via email regarding a letter of rec. Keep it succinct and attach a complete, final version of your resume so they can look over it
  • If a potential writer declines, thank them anyways. They are doing you a favor by NOT writing you a shitty letter
  • If a potential writer agrees, thank them sincerely and ask to meet in person to discuss details, bring over your letter of rec package, and get to know them. 10-15 minutes initial visit, unless the writer wants more.
  • If someone is writing you a letter, make their life easy. Get ALL the paperwork together quickly and efficiently. I made a little packet, with envelopes, stamps, facesheet, resume, personal statement. If you haven’t taken your MCAT or you have, let them know. If you have your school transcript, ask if they would like a copy of it. 
  • When the process of application is over, thank your writers. Whether or not you got in, thank them for taking time to write your letter. Let them know if you get in or not! They will be happy too!

Some Magick Themed iOS Applications

These applications are the ones I have found to be the most useful for my own practice. I thought I would share, in case others were looking for similar apps :) I have one other astrological application that I use a lot on my tablet, but that’s an android app, so it doesn’t apply to this specific post :P hehe

Links, brief descriptions, and screenshots after the cut :D

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New RP added

Pizdia [m] [14+] [mc] - Facebook/General

Welcome to Pizdia Roleplay! We’re a general facebook roleplay that accepts any Asian celebrity and a limited number of universal artists. (That would be 5 characters). At Pizdia, we’d like to create an enjoyable environment, where everyone can, first of all have fun, and happily come back here again. Also, we want the people here feel like home altogether and anyone talk to anyone.
Opened on May 21st, 2015

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