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November 1, 2017

Common App Essay Sample

Isabel Pardo

February 6, 2017

Filed under College Essays

Common App Essay   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 st...

A Reflection on College Applications

Isabel Pardo

February 6, 2017

Filed under College Connection, College Essays

Example: http://english.csuci.edu/program/sample-essay-example-1.htm ‘You should get your affairs in order’--A piece of advice for people nearing the end of their lives, also provides decent advice for those who are going ...

Common App Prompt

Anita Khasnavis

May 4, 2015

Filed under College Essays, Non-fiction

Three horrified pairs of eyes stared back at me as I explained to my family why it was absolutely necessary for me to climb to the top of Angels Landing. Known as one of the most dangerous hiking trails in Zion National Park,...

Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family

Tiffiny Lin

May 3, 2015

Filed under College Essays, Non-fiction

My footsteps rang through the unusually quiet Chinatown streets of New York City. That familiar smell of fish markets and cigarette smoke filled my nostrils. Adrenaline coursed through my bloodstream as the stale March air whistled...

Tufts Supplements

Nidhi Mahagaokar

May 2, 2015

Filed under College Essays, Non-fiction

ESSAY 1 Prompt: Which aspects of Tufts’ curriculum or undergraduate experience prompt your application? In short: “Why Tufts?” (Required length is 50-100 words) Spider webs are ubiquitous, yet rarely explored. Only...

Tell us where you have lived – and for how long – since you were born; whether you’ve always lived in the same place, or perhaps in a variety of places. (100 word limit)

Oliver Tang

May 1, 2015

Filed under College Essays, Non-fiction

I was born in Queens, within NYC, the cultural capital of the world. Allured by the security and space offered by the suburbs, my family moved shortly afterwards to Edison, NJ, a town made famous by the inventor himself. In middle...

Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you?

Olivia Kingree

April 29, 2015

Filed under College Essays, Non-fiction

As much as I enjoy learning and seeing my friends, I still spent most of my four years of high school anxiously awaiting the day that my family and I would pack up our bags and prepare for the long journey to my grandparents’...

What attribute of your personality are you most proud of, and how has it impacted your life so far? (200-250 words)

Connor McKeon

April 27, 2015

Filed under College Essays, Non-fiction

In preschool, I tried in vain to teach my classmates to play chess, since I had exhausted my parents’ patience for game after game with me.  In first grade, I similarly challenged their patience by playing a game in which they...

What distinguishes Lehigh to make it the right fit for you? (150-250 words)

Sushma Mannimala

April 26, 2015

Filed under College Essays, Non-fiction

Humans are similar to enzymes; each person has a specialized function or ability. The efficiency and reusability of enzymes, despite their small size, inspires me to believe that people can accomplish anything as long as their...

Pick one woman in history or fiction to converse with for an hour and explain your choice. What would you talk about?

Olivia Seltzer

April 24, 2015

Filed under College Essays, Non-fiction

A prim lace collar disguises her fiery, take-no-prisoners attitude. As the most-frequent dissenter on the bench, Ruth Bader Ginsburg stands resolutely at the forefront of shaping women’s rights on the Supreme Court. In a society...

What is the place where you feel most content? Why is it meaningful?

Katie Corrigan

March 30, 2015

Filed under College Essays, Non-fiction

6:05 a.m.—the world’s colors muted blues, grays, and purples. The pre-dawn breeze ripples the pool, the crests of waves looking like icebergs. I pull my threadbare whale shark adorned towel tighter. I stare at the fifty-meter...

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