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? From the first game of “broken telephone” in kindergarten, I knew I was different. Diagnosed with moderate … Read more Do You Hear What I Hear?
Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. I look down and stare at my child-sized hands resting awkwardly on the keys and see a puzzled face staring back at me in the shiny black reflection. I squint at the music, deciphering … Read more The Music in Me
Tell a story from your life, describing an experience that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it. By the end of sixth grade, I had my entire future planned out for myself. I would apply to George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology for high school, specializing in Literary Arts. During my … Read more Failure Shaped Me
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 more A 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 more Writing Supplement
Personal statement When I was in elementary school, it seemed like everyone was learning how to play a musical instrument. My mother insisted that I jump on the bandwagon. I considered my options, and my interest was piqued by the idea of learning how to play the violin. Although I possessed a natural talent for … Read more Music Therapy