Let’s start with an analogy. Imagine you’re an artist. Picasso, O’Keefe, Van Gogh—you pick. There are many different ways of painting a work of art, but here are two: You….
Here’s a great question to ask as you’re brainstorming possible topics for this essay: What communities am I part of? Create a “communities” chart (see link below) listing all the….
UChicago’s “Why us?” prompt is pretty standard. These prompts are anything but—and that’s what we love about them. You’re going to want to spend a good amount of time reflecting….
As a public university, UNC Chapel Hill puts a lot of value in people and the experiences they bring to the table. Much of what school officials are interested in….
Two questions to ask yourself as you brainstorm topics for this prompt: What sort of service and civic engagement projects have you been involved with? Your Activities List is a….
11 Potential Uses for the Optional COVID-19 Question The lingering question: Should you plan to answer the COVID-19 Prompt? The short answer: if you’ve been impacted by COVID-19 in important….
This is what we call a “Why us?” prompt. The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate—through specific details and examples—why you’re a great match for the University of Wisconsin-Madison,….
There are likely ample reasons you’re attracted to Brandeis, and one is likely its core mission of wanting to change the world—and it achieves that goal by empowering students to….
Think of this as a short “Why us?” essay, with an emphasis on speaking to how you envision your college experience—and life after college—to be influenced by SCU’s Jesuit-minded values….
At 150 words, this is a shorter version of the typical “Why us?” essay. Because this essay is so short, the key will be finding 2-3 reasons that set Rice….
“During the spring semester, Notre Dame faculty gave 3-Minute Lightning Talks on exciting topics within their fields of expertise. While you don’t have a Ph.D. yet, we bet you’re developing….
Caltech wants a bright, curious, independent student body. It’s looking for intellectual vitality, and this essay is your opportunity to show that side of yourself. No matter what you choose….