College Application Personal Essay
The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Answer that question using the following prompt in less than 650 words. Use the prompt to inspire and structure your response.
Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don’t feel obligated to do so.
Prompt: The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?