Could you churn out a persuasive personal essay in 500 words? High school seniors are busy writing college essays these days and it's harder than it looks: How would you answer this on the Common Application?
Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.
Hmmm....Health insurance? Income tax?
U.Va. applicants are invited to dazzle Admissions with their answer to this essay prompt:
What work or art, music, literature, science or mathematics has surprised, unsettled, or challenged you, and in what way?
Now, imagine your answer to these questions has the power to determine the direction your life will take for the next four years? No pressure, right?
Give one a try and let me know how it goes....