A Personal Narrative “One more bucket of ears and you can go inside,” Momma said. Those days spent picking corn in midday Mississippi August heat are ones that I remember well. I vividly recall my toes digging into a mix of decomposing potato roots and freshly toiled soil, the weight of the bucket I lugged … Read moreMississippi August
The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? My choir director points at me, whispering, “You’re next.” Those daunting words make me falter back to … Read moreLast Place…?
Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. I speak Czech with an accent. Even as a young child, I noticed a distinct difference between my choppy pronunciation and the smooth, … Read morePerfectly Incomplete
Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. The most important part of my life began nearly a hundred years ago, in a city I have never visited, with … Read moreFind Your Own Calcutta
What event in your life helps describe qualities that others may not know? Out of breath, I settle down in my three point stance. Everyone on the line is pointing and yelling to say who they are blocking. On the snap of the ball I exert all my energy to push the other opponent into … Read moreNot Your Average Jock
Common application “What make you, you?” “On Thursday,” announced my religion teacher, “we will be going to the zoo to find our animal totems.” For those that don’t know, an animal totem represents the Native American belief that each person has a connection to a specific animal. I was excited to begin my search, and … Read moreFinding Your Animal Totem