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Short response question examples

Hello, I'm prepping for college applications and would like to know some common short response questions that I might run into. What are some short response questions that you guys have encountered while applying to college?

6 months ago

Hi there! It's a great idea to start preparing for short response questions early. Here are some common short response questions you might come across during the college application process:

1. Why are you interested in attending our college/university?

2. Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences.

3. Describe a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure and how you overcame it.

4. What is your favorite academic subject, and why?

5. What do you consider to be one of your greatest accomplishments?

6. How have you contributed positively to your school or local community?

7. Discuss a current event or issue that you find significant, and explain its importance to you.

8. Describe a place or environment where you feel completely content, and what makes it special to you.

9. If you could meet any historical figure (or witness an event), who (or what) would it be and why?

10. How do you plan to make a positive impact in your intended field of study or future career?

Keep in mind that each college will have their own unique short response questions or may even frame these common questions a bit differently. Make sure to tailor your answers specifically to each institution while also being authentic and reflective about your experiences and goals. Good luck with your preparations!

6 months ago

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