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College Essay Example and Tips #22

Caitlin Strain

May 22, 2018

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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? ...

College Essay Example and Tips #21

Vishal S​hah

May 22, 2018

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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...

College Essay Example and Tips #20

Kaitlyn VanBaalen

May 22, 2018

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

College Essay Example and Tips #19

Devyn Riddle

May 22, 2018

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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...

College Essay Example and Tips #18

Melissa Nora

May 22, 2018

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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 cheerleader....

College Essay Example and Tips #17

Anonymous

May 22, 2018

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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...

College Essay Example and Tips #16

Anonymous

May 22, 2018

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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 it is this time,...

College Essay Example and Tips #15

Anina Ku

May 22, 2018

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

College Essay Example and Tips #14

Andrea Zhang

May 22, 2018

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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...

College Essay Example and Tips #13

Emily Pan

May 22, 2018

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Prompt: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story (650 words). “Country roads, take me h...

College Essay Example and Tips #12

Brett Asay

May 22, 2018

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Prompt: Applied to Emory University 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 and cut each piece o...

College Essay Example and Tips #11

Elizabeth Wilson

May 22, 2018

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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 Senior...

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