A loss that has changed me for the better

Describe an obstacle that you have overcome. I always looked forward to June 17, the birthday of my only living grandparent. Every year I spent the day composing corny jokes that made her to snort with laughter and murmur loving approval. But in 2002, in a matter of seconds, my associations with June 17 changed … Read moreA loss that has changed me for the better

Letting Go of My “Eggo”

Topic of your choice. “Test does not exist! We only think she exists!” The pale pink room was filled with too-bright morning light. High up on the Himalayan mountainside, the monastery had a sweeping view of the fog-covered village below. The portly monk continued, in strained English, why I wasn’t real, and everyone laughed good-naturedly. … Read moreLetting Go of My “Eggo”

Tulane University College Essay

Please describe why you are interested in attending Tulane University (800 word max) Maybe my primitive attempts at making “medicine” from crushed berries in my backyard as a child were a foreshadowing of my current interests. More recently, AP Biology, where we explored the inner workings of life and the small details that shape it, … Read moreTulane University College Essay

Common App Essay About Polar Bears

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 stood there, nose squished against the thick glass wall unmoved by my eager hands. After a “quick” hour and a half drive … Read moreCommon App Essay About Polar Bears

Why Tulane

Please describe why you are interested in attending Tulane University (optional). 50-800 words. “Great things happen here,” was my thought when I first walked into Google’s Chicago headquarters. A field trip sponsored by Loyola’s Leadership Mentor Program took us to experience the organic and creative atmosphere of Google and learn about career opportunities. In Loyola’s … Read moreWhy Tulane

Finding Opportunities for Self-improvement in Failure

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 moreFinding Opportunities for Self-improvement in Failure