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07/31/2020 at 05:00PM

How to approach UC application prompt number 6?

So this is an essay type question but the topic is:

6. Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.

My question is whether should I choose a broad subject like physics, or if I could choose a specific concept that I really enjoyed and furthered my interest in (electricity).

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1 answer

07/31/2020 at 05:05PM

i would start out physics and then further into the prompt specify electricity and go further into detail.

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[🎤 AUTHOR]@arielUC2507/31/2020 at 05:08PM

problem with this approach is I really only have 350 words to do this all... its very hard to write a decent essay in that wordspan.

@crsgo042207/31/2020 at 05:13PM

oh ok, thanks for the context. I would talk about something like “the concept of electricity has always fascinated me… when i took physics in X grade, i had the opportunity to explore it” or “my love of electricity was sparked when i took physics in X grade” i would use the physics class as a backdrop in that it introduced you to electricity (like 1-2 sentences) but spend the rest of the essay talking about electricity specifically

@crsgo042207/31/2020 at 05:14PM

another recommendation is that if you’re applying as a general engineering major then idk if it would be better for you to make your essay generic? or ike engineering-based. if you’re talking about electricity specifically it might be better to apply as a specific electrical engineering type of major… tldr i think your major and your essay topic should be congruous

[🎤 AUTHOR]@arielUC2507/31/2020 at 05:22PM

I'm applying for EE...

@crsgo042207/31/2020 at 05:23PM

ok so it sounds good! i would (personally) just use physics or engineering to serve as a gateway to then talk about electricity for most of the essay