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What is Committee Based Evaluation and how does it affect you?


Georgia Tech is one of many colleges who have recently gone to Committee Based Evaluation. There is some controversy about this process as it may even hasten the already short "four minutes per file" look that is fairly standard in the industry. A recent Blog Post about this subject contained a very important paragraph:

"Students, front your activities. List your most significant activities first, then put the remainder in descending order of importance to you. It could be descending order of time spent, or significance of impact – you know best what will work for you. We discussed the review of activities in our staff training, emphasizing the importance of looking at both pages of activities in our review, but we all confessed we’d missed significant activities because they were at the end of the list. The same advice goes for the long essay. Just like a book or article, you should work to hook us in the first paragraph. We really do read all essays, but if we aren’t hooked early, we might miss something important in a later paragraph because we are reading quickly."

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