#5 Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?
Things to consider: A challenge could be personal, or something you have faced in your community or school. Why was the challenge significant to you? This is a good opportunity to talk about any obstacles youve faced and what youve learned from the experience. Did you have support from someone else or did you handle it alone?
If youre currently working your way through a challenge, what are you doing now, and does that affect different aspects of your life? For example, ask yourself, How has my life changed at home, at my school, with my friends or with my family?
If you skipped question 4 or chose to write about option A, this question is a gift: a second chance to showcase your resilience in the face of obstacles. On the other hand, if you chose to write about option B in question 4, this might feel redundant. You are free to write about both, but again, proceed with caution and be sure to select a totally different challenge.
Weve said it before and well say it again: questions that ask you to describe a struggle or failure are really probing for stories about success. What pro-active steps did you take to address the problem at hand? Even if your solution didnt work out perfectly, what did you learn? In facing this challenge, did you discover a courageous, creative, or hard-working side of yourself? Did you learn something valuable about yourself or others? Highlight the upside. How did this challenge shape who you are today? And how will the skills that you gained dealing with this challenge will help you in college and beyond?
1. Do not rush into prompts at first glance (though trial writing can be very valuable!).
2. Make sure that you consider potential ideas for many prompts before making final decisions, and ultimately write about the one with the most substance.
3. The prompts you select should allow you to highlight what is most important to you.
Please include the following:
350 words or 1.5 pages
The instructions counsel you to select questions that are most relevant to your experience and that best reflect your individual circumstances, and frankly, we couldnt agree more. A strategic applicant will choose a constellation of prompts that highlight vastly different aspects of their lives and personalities, leaving an admissions officer with a deep and complete picture of who they are. Dont get hung up on trying to divine the questions admissions wants you to answer. In the end, they just want to get to know the real you, plus the application swears that there is no advantage or disadvantage to choosing certain questions over others. So follow your heart (!) and dont let the fatigue get to you. Avoid robotically starting every answer by restating the question and be as anecdotal as possible. With each essay, your goal isnt just to answer the question, but to tell a very short story about yourself!
Attached is the file you can grab info to craft the story about myself about challenges I faced.
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