The essay prompts below are designed to allow you to tell us more about yourself. The application essay is an opportunity for you to move beyond test scores and grades and give us a glimpse into what matters most to you. As you write, avoid platitudes and checklists of accomplishments and activities. In fact, the more specific you can be about your personal experiences, the better.
Include three works (fiction, poetry, drama, history, science, engineering or other non-fiction) that you have read during the past year that you have most enjoyed. For each work, write 4-6 sentences that describe what you found about the work to be significant. At least one of the three selections should be a work that was not required for you to read for school. We also suggest that you try to use different genres of literary works, such as the ones listed above in parentheses. Please note with an asterisk which books were required class reading.
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