Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you? I push through the mountain of people ahead of me to glimpse at the check in line at the traikin station. I frantically push myself through the multitude of people to … Read moreThe In-Between
Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design. For me, the summer months used to possess a certain emptiness. The warm weather and freedom to explore personal projects were always welcome, but the absence … Read moreCollaboration and Community Service, One Ramp at a Time
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. “Stop interrupting! Before opening your mouth, see if the adults are in the middle of a conversation,” my dad reminded me for the … Read moreMy Superpower
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. With great celerity, I rushed towards the large, oaken doors, hoping that I hadn’t missed the start of a new adventure. After the … Read moreA Mechanical Oasis
This essay is a writing supplement with no specific question. It’s just my luck to play the first match of the season on one of the windiest days of the year. However, that doesn’t faze me by now. My head is in the game, and nothing can break my concentration. My partner prepares her serve, … Read moreWriting Supplement
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. “Would you like fries with that?” Very few, if any, aspire to say that phrase at any age, but I’ve been … Read moreHow a Fast-food Job Changed Me.
Tell us about the world you come from. “I wanna go home!” I say as I sit on the kitchen floor watching my mother cook.“What do you mean?” she asks, giving me a questioning look. “Ethiopia?”“I don’t know.”Home. For most people, the word can be easily defined as the place where they grew up or … Read moreI Call It Home
Personal Statement for the Common Application Two years ago at summer camp, I hiked the better part of the Northville-Lake Placid Trail.No one from camp had gone on this trip since some time in the seventies, so we had a certain air of bravado. We were a group of 14 and 15 year olds attempting … Read moreNorthville-Lake Placid Trail