Date of publication: 2017-07-09 14:50
You could write a strong essay about giving back, but you have to be careful to avoid the cliche trick is to think of something unusual or unexpected that happened during one of those experiences.
Has your interest in the subject influenced you in choosing a major and/or career? Have you been able to pursue coursework at a higher level in this subject (honors, AP, IB, college or university work)?
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Numbers 9 and especially 5 would be the most obvious ones to help you write about those issues. I also believe those two prompts will produce the most poignant and meaningful mini-essays.
You will have 8 questions to choose from. You must respond to only 9 of the 8 questions.
Each response is limited to a maximum of 855 words.
Which questions you choose to answer is entirely up to you: But you should select questions that are most relevant to your experience and that best reflect your individual circumstances.
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Things to consider: A challenge could be personal, or something you have faced in your community or school. Why was the challenge significant to you? This is a good opportunity to talk about any obstacles you’ve faced and what you’ve learned from the experience. Did you have support from someone else or did you handle it alone?