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Writing the Tufts supplemental essays?

Hello! I'm currently working on my Tufts supplemental essays and I'm feeling a bit stuck. What approaches did y'all take in showcasing your interests, passions, and fit with Tufts?

6 months ago

Hello! It's essential to approach the Tufts supplemental essays in a way that highlights your genuine interest in the University and its specific offerings. You can find the Tufts prompts and guides to approaching them in this CollegeVine article: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-tufts-university-essays

For each prompt, think about how it relates to your passions, experiences, and future goals at Tufts. Keep your answers focused, personal, and engaging. Here are some quick guides for two of the University's prompts:

1. "Why Tufts?" essay: Research the various programs, courses, extracurricular activities, and campus culture that make Tufts a perfect fit for you. Be specific and link these aspects to your interests and passions. For example, if you're passionate about environmental conservation, you might mention the Environmental Studies Program and Tufts Institute of the Environment—as well as related clubs like the Eco-Reps or the Tufts Mountain Club.

2. "Community" essay: This prompt asks about a community you belong to and how it's shaped your perspective. Reflect on your experiences within a particular community (e.g. family, school club, cultural group, sports team, etc.), and discuss how it's helped you grow personally, intellectually, or even professionally. Make sure to connect those lessons or experiences back to Tufts and how you will contribute to the university community, perhaps by joining or starting similar groups or initiatives.

Overall, make sure your essays are authentic, engaging, and directly related to your aspirations at Tufts. Demonstrate how your passions align with the university's offerings and what you'll bring to the community. Also, don't forget to proofread and revise your essays multiple times to make sure they're polished and well-written. Good luck!

6 months ago

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