Here are some examples: and brought it as discussion material to your economics teacher’s office hours?
How do you plan to advance in your chosen subject if you do not intend to major in it?
If you could create a college class that looked and sounded like your chosen subject, what would the class be called? Remember to include concrete accomplishments such as research, internship, volunteer experience, homemade project that you pitched to the school board, etc.
Do not forget to explain how your love for the subject drives the work you do, because the Your community, which includes your school, could be as small as your local grocery store, your nearby pet adoption center, or even the adult baseball team that practices nearby.
Therefore, do not be put off by this prompt if you are not in a traditionally “creative” role (i.e., artist or poet).
The prompt’s emphasis on problem-solving allows you to draw narratives from (seemingly) mundane everyday tasks such as creating a contraption to massage your tennis elbow.
Repeat this process until you are faced with only four questions.
For example, just because you were only a member in the chess club does not mean you cannot have taken leadership in organizing a tournament or fundraiser.
Then, select out of the “possibility” questions that would, in combination with your “definites,” produce the most well-rounded essay profile, which would both highlight your few key strengths as well as reveal your complexities and breadth of character.
While doing so, it is important to base your decision on not only your immediate liking for the topic, but also on the available substance (anecdotes).