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UMD Complete the Sentence Prompts

Hi there! I'm applying to the University of Maryland and I'm a bit stuck on their 'complete the sentence' prompts. Can anyone give examples of how they've tackled this section in their application? I'd really appreciate any guidance!

7 months ago

Hi! Maryland's 'complete the sentence' prompts can be challenging, but are also a potentially fun part of the application, as they allow you to showcase your creativity and personality in just a few words. I understand why you might feel stuck, but remember that there's no one 'correct' way to approach it. The key is to be true to yourself and give the admissions committee a glimpse of who you are.

For specific guidance on how to do that, you can check out CollegeVine's breakdown of each 'complete the sentence' prompt: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-university-of-maryland-essays. If you're not sure if your answers are working, consider utilizing either CollegeVine's free peer essay review service or submitting your essay for a paid review by an expert college admissions advisor.

Overall, remember that you can be playful and whimsical with your answers, or treat the sentence as an opportunity to reveal a deeper aspect of yourself - there's no one right way to complete these sentences, and sometimes mixing up your tone can help make your application as a whole more engaging and well-rounded. What's most important is your responses truly reflecting your thoughts and experiences.

Best of luck with your application to the University of Maryland!

7 months ago

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