Dissecting the New Common App Essay Prompts
When it comes to Common App essay writing, here's some advice I agree with: "it is crucial that you read each prompt carefully to determine exactly what it requires of you." Sometimes the one that seems the easiest to respond to will actually take the most creative effort to get at what the prompt is REALLY asking--without saying it in so many words.
Here are helpful analyses of each prompt from Montgomery Educational Consulting via The Princeton Review.
"Admissions officers want to be able to say, 'Hey, I understand who this kid is and where he came from, because the kid understands this about himself and is able to communicate it in a clear, compelling fashion.'
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