2 months ago
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Supplemental essays, What does it mean to engage with difference?

One of the supplemental essay prompts is the following: Reflecting on a part of your identity (for example, your culture, race, ability status, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, religion, age, or veteran status, etc.), share with us an experience where you engaged with difference.

I'm at a loss. I have an idea of what they might want but I can't find how to put it into words to even explain it here.


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2 months ago

Its kinda what it says on the tin. Talk about a time when you interacted with a non-you group. Non you could be other religion disabled etc. This is a place to talk about how you promoted diversity.

2 months ago

Just answer with how you would explain your high school experience being as it was vs. how it could have been had you been born in a different social class or of different race. When I get stuck I tend to ask a question that relates to what they want and then answer it as though it is something they actually asked of me. 👍


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