Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below (1000 character maximum). The fan is chugging away overhead, desperately fighting off the heat that Jinhua’s summers are infamous for. But I am oblivious: I’m finishing my drawing of Mickey Mouse. With pencil in hand, markers sprawled about, and … Read more Artist

My Passion for Literature

Students at the University of Notre Dame are passionate! Their passion gives direction and definition to campus academic, community, and spiritual life. Recognizing that you have already provided us with a list of your extracurricular activities, please briefly describe your greatest passion and tell us how it defines and directs you. I stood on my … Read more My Passion for Literature

A Battle for Insight

Topic 5 from Common Application: Personal Topic Describe a character-defining instance of strength in the face of adversity. (Submitted as supplemental essay to some schools) “Kai houtos manthano.”* To most, they are meaningless words, incomprehensible and bizarre. But to me, their meaning is legion: secrecy, silence, concealment. They are Greek, and they mean subversive. I … Read more A Battle for Insight

Lost In (which is “en” in Greek, “in” in Latin, but “en” again in Latinates) Thought

William and Mary Common Application supplement: Tell us a little more about yourself. Submit anything you like — an additional essay, a collage, a photo album — that will give us a better idea of who you are. I have been told I am a thinker: one who is commonly lost in thought – which … Read more Lost In (which is “en” in Greek, “in” in Latin, but “en” again in Latinates) Thought