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Writing a 'Why Wisconsin?' Essay

Hey guys, I'm working on my 'Why Wisconsin' essay and I'd love some input on what I should focus on. Are there any specific campus resources or programs you think are worth mentioning? How can I make my essay stand out and show how I'd be a good fit for the school? Thanks for the help!

7 months ago

Hey there! It sounds like you're on the right track by wanting to focus on specific resources or programs at University of Wisconsin. To make your essay stand out, it's important to highlight unique aspects of the university that truly resonate with you and your career/academic goals.

Consider touching on specific academic resources, like research opportunities or unique majors that Wisconsin offers, which could tie in nicely with your own interests. Mentioning facilities like the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, the Bioenergy Institute, or the Entrepreneurship Lab, if they fit your goals, would be a bonus.

You could also discuss student life, cultural or academic clubs, and even the spirit at Wisconsin which attracts you. For instance, you can mention the Terrace at Memorial Union as a symbol of the community fostering environment that you are seeking.

Be sure to check out CollegeVine's breakdown, which offers tips for tackling all of the Wisconsin supplemental essays: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-university-of-wisconsin-madison-essays

While writing your essay, remember to share your personal experiences or skills that make you a good fit for the University of Wisconsin. Demonstrating how you plan to contribute to their campus life is vital.

Best of luck with your essay!

7 months ago

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