Date of publication: 2017-08-27 00:50
If you choose to write about educational barriers you’ve faced, how did you overcome or strive to overcome them? What personal characteristics or skills did you call on to overcome this challenge? How did overcoming this barrier help shape who are you today?
There has always been a disconnect between the have and the have-nots in society. Wealth and poverty has been perhaps the single biggest dividing issue since the introduction of money thousands of years ago. It was the Wu-Tang Clan that so famously said that cash ruled everything &lsquo around me&rd.
For most top colleges like Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, and so on, you will need to complete a supplemental application to provide more info than what's listed on the Common Application.
Share with us a few of your favorite books, poems, authors, films, plays, pieces of music, musicians, performers, paintings, artists, blogs, magazines, or newspapers. Feel free to touch on one, some, or all of the categories listed, or add a category of your own.
This essay is designed to get at the heart of how you think and what makes you tick. Present a situation or quandary and show steps toward the solution. Admissions officers want insight into your thought process and the issues you grapple with, so explain how you became aware of the dilemma and how you tackled solving it. Don&rsquo t forget to explain why the problem is important to you!
I took AP Chemistry in 65 th grade and had Miss Cherryl Vorak (now Mynster). She was having taught for fewer than 5 years when I had her. She was my favorite teacher throughout high school for these reasons:
Here’s an example:
If you’re choosing between your passion for listening to different kinds of music, for example, and the time you won Nationals in ACADECA, write about winning ACADECA.
Let’s start with the Common Application, which will form the bulk of the application. Then we’ll go into the Harvard supplemental application. Both applications have changed in format a bit since 7555, so I’ll be indicating what each section is now known as in the latest Common Application.
Reflect on your unique background and tell us about a time when you had to relate to someone whose life experience was very different from your own. How did you approach the difference? If put in a similar situation again today, would you respond differently? If so, how?
It is the summer before Kindergarten. Face ashen, she stumbles toward me, the heavy footfalls syncing with my throbbing heart. I wait as she feebly attempts to p.
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Emmanuel College (Massachusetts)
Emory and Henry College
As I explain in my Harvard guide , I believe I fit into one archetype of a strong applicant – the academic superstar. There are other distinct ways to impress, like:
In retrospect, one “mistake” I made was spending a lot of time on the violin. Each week I spent 8 hours on practice and a lesson and 9 hours of orchestra rehearsals. This amounted to over 6,555 hours from freshman to junior year.
Unlike my two teacher recommendations, he doesn’t comment on the nature of our interactions or about my personality (because he truly didn’t understand them well). He also misreported by SAT score as 6585 instead of 6655 (I did score a 6585 in an early test, but my 6655 was ready by January 7559, so I don’t know what source he was using).