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Caitlin Strain — Common Application

Caitlin Strain

May 22, 2018

Prompt: The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? E...

Vishal S​hah — University of Michigan

Vishal S​hah

May 22, 2018

Prompt: University of Michigan Supplement. (Required for all applicants. 300 word limit) Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisi...

Kaitlyn VanBaalen — Common Application

Kaitlyn VanBaalen

May 22, 2018

Prompt: Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. Essay: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” A boy in my class ...

Devyn Riddle — Common Application

Devyn Riddle

May 22, 2018

Prompt: Beyond your impressive academic credentials and extracurricular accomplishments, what else makes you unique and colorful? We know nobody fits neatly into 500 words or less, but you can provide us with some suggestion of...

Melissa Nora — Common Application

Melissa Nora

May 22, 2018

Essay: Mentoring for the Challenger Baseball League on my spring Sunday afternoons simply brings me joy. In a way, I feel as if I was born a mentor. For most of my life, I have been my brother’s best friend, helper, and chee...

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Anonymous

May 22, 2018

Prompt: Please tell us what from your current and past experiences (either academic or personal) attracts you specifically to the field or fields of study that you noted in the Member Questions section. If you are currently undecid...

Common Application

Anonymous

May 22, 2018

Essay: I splash water on my face as I stand before the bathroom mirror. In its reflection, I see the familiar image of my grandfather, a marketplace butcher in Taipei. Hanging on the wall, the clock reads 4:30 AM. I know ...

Anina Ku — Common Application

Anina Ku

May 22, 2018

Prompt: In the extracurricular activities section, there was an optional paragraph to explain the importance of one extracurricular.   Essay: My mother often shares the story of how our family bonded through mus...

Andrea Zhang — Common Application

Andrea Zhang

May 22, 2018

Prompt: Your intellectual life may extend beyond the academic requirements of your particular school. Please use the space below to list additional intellectual activities that you have not mentioned or detailed elsewhere in yo...

Brett Asay — Emory University

Brett Asay

May 22, 2018

Prompt: Applied to Emory University   Essay: I had never built a chair before; so, I dedicated one day to researching, designing, and picking up various materials. The second day was for construction. I measured ...

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Elizabeth Wilson

May 22, 2018

Essay: November 24th, 2016: The trolley dilemma, posed by my aunt. November 1st, 2017: The trolley dilemma, posed by my ethics teacher. On two very separate occasions- one during Thanksgiving dinner, the second during my...

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Molly McEnroe

May 22, 2018

Prompt: The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? As I bent down to p...

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