Writing the Successful College Application Essay: Tips for Success. Part 2

4. What was the most difficult time in your life, and why? How did your perspective on life change as a result of the difficulty?

  1. Have you ever struggled mightily for something and succeeded? What made you successful?
  1. Have you ever struggled mightily for something and failed? How did you respond?
  1. Of everything in the world, what would you most like to be doing right now? Where would you most like to be? Who, of everyone living and dead, would you most like to be with? These questions should help you realize what you love most.
  2. Have you experienced a moment of epiphany, as if your eyes were opened to something you were previously blind to?
  3. What is your strongest, most unwavering personality trait? Do you maintain strong beliefs or adhere to a philosophy? How would your friends characterize you? What would they write about if they were writing your admissions essay for you?
  4. What are your most important extracurricular or community activities? What made you join these activities? What made you continue to contribute to them?
  5. What are your dreams of the future? When you look back on your life in thirty years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What people, things, and accomplishments do you need? How does this particular university fit into your plans for the future?

This is important and all, but of course you should not stop just here, read the following post to know what’s next!

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