This blog post aims to provide you with valuable insights and tips to help you craft a successful Common Application Essay that will captivate the admissions officers and showcase your unique qualities.
UC Personal Insight Question 6 about "an academic subject that inspires you" is quite different from all the other essay prompts. How so? And how can applicants use this essay prompt to their advantage?
Maybe your world changed when you took a summer class that blew your mind. Maybe you learned the lessons of a lifetime raising your grade in 11th-grade English. Or maybe you self-studied for an AP exam because your school didn't offer the class. All of these examples work really well!
The UC Personal Insight Question 2 on creativity presents a great opportunity for students to show their uniqueness. Whether you consider yourself creative or are a STEM student, this question asks students to document "how" they engage in creativity in a very broad way.
What are the best practices for writing UC Personal Insight Questions in general? Can I write on the leadership question if I've never held a formal title (yes!)? What's the best way to tackle this question?
It is always such a treat to share my practice with other editors. That’s because I believe that the admissions process, and most especially admissions essay writing, can be a monumental experience for students who come to welcome it as an important exercise in personal growth.