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  • Identifying Weaknesses — Factors to Consider
  • Identifying Weaknesses — Factors to Consider
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  • From the obvious to the obscure, this article covers a dozen candidate weaknesses we've seen. From poor GPA's and low test scores, to transcript breakdowns and club positions, you'll find the right tool to assess it here.
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  • What Are My Weaknesses?
  • What Are My Weaknesses?
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  • Even after significant introspection, many candidates struggle to identify their own weaknesses. This quick quiz will shed some light on the portions of your application that might need a little extra work.
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  • Proactive Ways to Address & Mitigate Weaknesses
  • Proactive Ways to Address & Mitigate Weaknesses
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  • This video details the most common weaknesses found in graduate school applications and offers a few clever ways to mitigate them. Moral of the story: think critically about how your application might appear to others and then put in the work to fix it.
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  • Let's Take Inventory! Identifying Your Assets
  • Let's Take Inventory! Identifying Your Assets
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  • Depending on the type of program you're applying for, there may be a number of different areas that schools look at when evaluating your assets. Use this short article to understand which areas are most relevant to you, and make a plan for showing off what you've got!
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  • How to Identify and Optimize Your Assets
  • How to Identify and Optimize Your Assets
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  • There's more to optimizing your application than addressing your weaknesses. It's just as important to improve upon your current intellectual and interpersonal assets, highlight your unique perspective, and talk about the clubs, committees, and causes that are important to you.