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Seeking PIQ essay advice

I've started working on my Personal Insight Questions for the University of California applications, but I'm a little unsure about the format and quality I should be aiming for. Are there any successful example essays or general advice you can provide? Your insight would be a huge help!

7 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you've started working on your PIQs for the UC applications. While I can't provide specific examples, I can share some general advice to help you create a strong essay. Your PIQs should ideally be concise and focus on a unique aspect of your personality or experiences.

Make sure you answer the prompt directly and provide relevant details to support your response. Be genuine and let your passion or commitment to a particular subject, extracurricular, or cause shine through. Grammar, spelling, and clarity are all important, but the key is to engage your reader and leave a lasting impression.

Lastly, don't forget to revise and edit your drafts multiple times to ensure they're polished and effective. You might also consider using CollegeVine's essay review feature to get feedback from your peers. Remember, a well-written PIQ can significantly boost your application, so give it your best shot. Good luck!

7 months ago

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