But overcoming challenges demonstrates courage, grit, and perseverance!
That’s why the last piece of this prompt is essential.
Make sure you explain how you pursue your interest, as well.
This question might be for you if you have a dynamo personal essay from English class to share or were really inspired by a question from another college’s application. Whatever topic you land on, the essentials of a standout college essay still stand: 1.) Show the admissions committee who you are beyond grades and test scores and 2.) Dig into your topic by asking yourself how and why.
Don’t forget to explain why the problem is important to you!
Just like Prompt #2, the accomplishment or event you write about can be anything from a major milestone to a smaller "aha" moment.
Colleges are looking for curious students, who are thoughtful about the world around them.
The "what or who do you turn to when you want to learn more” bit isn't an afterthought—it's a key piece of the prompt.
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