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.
Colleges are looking for curious students, who are thoughtful about the world around them.
This prompt is an invitation to write about something you care about.
(So avoid the pitfall of writing about what you think will impress the admission office versus what truly matters to you).
It is the reaction that each individual has when they are confronted with their favorite (or least favorite) kind of music.
There aren't many words to describe the emotional reaction I get when I hear certain songs, even those that don't have the "complicatedness" of some of the more skillful artists.
Throughout my life, music has always been a major influence.
It has the power to change my mood when I'm feeling down, but the thing I find most intriguing about music is that it doesn't always end up improving your mood: like all forms of art, it imitates life, which is not always portrayed in a positive light.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. Find this year's Common App writing prompts and popular essay questions used by individual colleges.The college essay is your opportunity to show admissions officers who you are apart from your grades and test scores (and to distinguish yourself from the rest of a very talented applicant pool).The obstacle you write about can be large or small, but you must show the admissions committee how your perspective changed as a result.Your answer to this question could focus on a time you stood up to others or an experience when your own preconceived view was challenged.Admissions officers want to feel connected to you and an honest, personal statement about who you are draws them in.Your love of superheroes, baking chops, or family history are all fair game if you can tie it back to who you are or what you believe in.Choose this prompt if you have a relevant—and specific! A vague essay about a hot button issue doesn’t tell the admissions committee anything useful about YOU.This essay is designed to get at the heart of how you think and what makes you tick.