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Hi I am Michael from Hong Kong

MRogersHK

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Hi everyone at Cyburbia. I am Michael, residing in Hong Kong originally from Melbourne Australia. Currently working as a Senior Urban Designer and loving the fast pace of life here.
I am preparing to sit my AICP exam later this year, i'll need all the help I can get! I have started revision and writing my criterion essays ready for next month's early bird application. Any tips??

regards,
Michael
 

terraplnr

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Hi Michael,

Welcome! My main tip is obvious but sometimes overlooked. Be sure to address all aspects of the qualification questions/criteria in your essay. If you don't have the exact, perfect experience to satisfy a criterion, that's ok - but be sure to clearly how the experience you do have counts. Using APA's criterion checklist is helpful.
 

JNA

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Welcome from the Hoosier State (Indiana).

Sorry cant help you with the application,
1. haven't kept up with application requirements
2. wrote my application 20+ yrs ago
3. there should be a webinar for us old folks on mentoring applicants
 

MRogersHK

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Hi Michael,

Welcome! My main tip is obvious but sometimes overlooked. Be sure to address all aspects of the qualification questions/criteria in your essay. If you don't have the exact, perfect experience to satisfy a criterion, that's ok - but be sure to clearly how the experience you do have counts. Using APA's criterion checklist is helpful.
Thanks terraplnr. I am trying my best to address all the criterion. Is it too obvious/cliche if I almost answer them word for word within a essay format? I was thinking it would be easier for the peer reviewers to check it off rather than reading between the lines. I am going to try and have someone with a fresh set of eyes go over my drafts before I submit -thats my final step

Welcome from the Hoosier State (Indiana).

Sorry cant help you with the application,
1. haven't kept up with application requirements
2. wrote my application 20+ yrs ago
3. there should be a webinar for us old folks on mentoring applicants
Hi JNA. thanks for the warm welcome

Welcome from downeast Maine USA! Just remember, B and D are the most used answers on standardized tests!
I'll remember that ha
 

terraplnr

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Thanks terraplnr. I am trying my best to address all the criterion. Is it too obvious/cliche if I almost answer them word for word within a essay format? I was thinking it would be easier for the peer reviewers to check it off rather than reading between the lines. I am going to try and have someone with a fresh set of eyes go over my drafts before I submit -thats my final step
No, not too obvious - answering them as clearly as possible (but still making sure the essay flows) is important.
 
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