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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic You are visiting another town next month for a short break. Write a letter to the tourist information centre. In your letter: - Tell them how long you are staying - Ask for some suggestions for what to do - Find out if there are any local events happening at the time Write at least 150 words. Model Answer: Dear Sir, I would like to inform you that I am planning to visit Chennai, in the coming month, for a few weeks of vacation. In this regard, I request you to provide me with some important information about my itinerary. I , along with my family, will arrive there on the 15th of July and would like to enjoy to the fullest. I seek *your valuable advice on the places we can visit and the activities we can do. I personally love going to beaches so information about some good beaches would be of great help. My family is quite keen on attending some cultural events, that might be going on during that period. With regards to this, A brief information about some of these events can help us decide which one would be of our interest. Lastly, Any other suggestion, to enjoy the vacation- would be highly appreciated. Looking forward to hearing from you. Regards, Abigail Kumar
There are plenty of resources out there on applying for the NSF in other fields (sample proposals and stuff), but haven't found many in Economics. Do any of the community members here have suggestions for applying for the fellowship, particularly the personal statement piece of the app? One of the things I've been told to emphasize is the 'Broader Impacts' of the project that go beyond the field of economics itself and into interaction with people in everyday life (so something beyond "this model has implications for policy"). If I'm writing a proposal where I present a specific model with a specific application, how would I write about something like that?
What if we were able to collect accurate profiles from most of our cohort in the school we end up going to, and maybe the profiles from the following 2 or 3 cohorts, and used all the data to come up with a probability model that can roughly state the probability of acceptance to a given school. For example: Let's say I go to Penn State. If I can get a good number of profiles, I could estimate a model like, Probability of Acceptance at PSU = B0 + B1*(Rank of Undergrad school) + B2*(# of semesters of Real Analysis) + B3*(# of grad level econ courses taken) + B4*(GPA in econ) + ....... + Bn*(other factors) Then, we could do tons of hypothesis testing and come up with confidence intervals. I can't say if the model would be accurate or not, but I'm sure I would have a lot of fun doing this. Then, we could coordinate with some members going to schools in different tiers to come up with their models and post them to the forum. I think that would make profile evaluations much more fun for everyone. What do you guys think? (I already know this is stupid, so be creative and try saying some other things)