Prompt: Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, which marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family. My transition from a mermaid to a scientist wasn’t necessarily my choice, but boy am I glad it happened. “Five more minutes, dad!” was all you heard, and wrinkled hands waving frantically … Read more Break Your Neck!
The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? My junior year of high school, I took Honors Biology. Although I expected to do well, as I had always had … Read more Finding Opportunities for Self-improvement in Failure
Choose the invention that you think has had the most negative impact on our world and explain why you chose that invention. Recently, I attempted the ultimate in mailed communication; I mailed a potato to a friend at college. Another friend and I covered it in sticky postage stamps, attached an address label, and waited … Read more My Flip Phone
Common Application – Free response question June 4th 20065:50amThe volunteers in the red shirts direct us to enter our corrals. It’s race time. Twenty-three thousand of us cram into our assigned areas and stand shoulder-to-shoulder, no room to move. I know what lies in wait—fifty-four thousand steps, or twenty-six and two tenths miles. It is … Read more Willow Tree