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i’ve attended a lot of UChig webinars and the dean of admissions likes to stress this type of question a lot. i think the school uses this type of essay to more get a sense o what kind of person you are - more or less to see whether you’re broring or not. these “quirky” essays are pretty important - he said that these types of questions can make or break your application and he gave the example of 1) a student who wrote about who she would be most likely to kill first in zombie apocalypse and ranked her mental process (accepted) and 2) a student who ranted about her ex in the entire essay (rejected) and 3) a student who didn’t answer the prompt at all and just wrote a generic answer (rejected). i honestly wouldn’t stress too much - have fun!! the whole purpose of this is to see how crazy and wild you are but also so that the college can ee whether you’re a big thinker, a dreamer, innovator, etc. since those are th types of ppl the college looks for. i would honestly make a google doc and just start writing random bullet points, anything that comes to mind. you can decide whether it’s a good topic later - for now just generate ideas! you’ll never know what ends up sticking so don’t count on any topic being “too boing” or “too avant-garde” .good luck~
So I am not authorative on this so take it with a grain of salt but essays/rec letters make anywhere from 15%-30% (at holistic schools that care about essays and letters). CV on their YT channel posted a video about the common app which is worth a look and for help with essays try Cvs peer essay review service or even the essay guides both under the essay tab at top of screen.