InquilineKea Posted September 29, 2011 Share Posted September 29, 2011 (edited) So... It's obviously something that should be secondary to my research interests, but it actually *really* shows my passion for science (and my willingness to go very deeply into the peer-reviewed research) better than anything else. My Quora profile is over at http://www.quora.com/Alex-K-Chen (I've actually emailed individual posts describing my research to potential advisers), but I'm also strongly considering letting the other profs read it if they want to learn more about me. For example, here are some posts I made on the site:http://www.quora.com...wer/Alex-K-Chenhttp://www.quora.com...hange-over-timehttp://www.quora.com...ademic-journalshttp://www.quora.com/Colleges-Universities/Does-grade-inflation-matter?http://www.quora.com...wer/Alex-K-Chenhttp://www.quora.com...or-the-scienceshttp://www.quora.com...to-live-foreverhttp://www.quora.com...-or-Ritalin-usehttp://www.quora.com...my-astrophysics (this is really just a small selection of all I have - I also have lots of posts over at Reddit AskScience and Stack Exchange too) And all my astronomy answers are over at http://www.quora.com...tronomy/answers (I also have lots of neuroscience answers where I digged deeply into the neuroscience literature too). The one thing is that at worst, they may interpret it as a lack of focus. But on the other hand, they might value the fact that I already read the original literature in many different fields for fun, and I already have a lot of experience analyzing it online. I am an intensely interdisciplinary person, and the departments I'm applying to are interdisciplinary ones. Edited September 29, 2011 by InquilineKea Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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