Draw on your best qualities as a writer, thinker, visionary, social critic, sage, citizen of the world, or future citizen of the University of Chicago; take a little risk and have fun.” Note that Chicago did something that very few schools do: they took the admissions essay questions seriously enough to ask current students and alumni for suggestions.
Nearly all of these questions were inspired by the results.
Upload it to You Tube or another easily accessible Web site, and give us the URL. (Unfortunately, we are unable to watch videos that come in any form other than a URL link.)” “People face challenges every day.
Some make decisions that force them beyond their comfort levels.
Colleges should take their application essays much more seriously if they expect their applicants to do the same.
College is a valuable luxury and can be a very helpful one.
Best The much-coveted award for Best Questions on a College Application goes to….. (Or not caught, as the case may be).” “Would you please tell us about a few of your favorite books, poems, authors, films, plays, pieces of music, musicians, performers, paintings, artists, magazines, or newspapers? You might say, in order to play a game we must take it seriously.
Feel free to touch on one, some, or all of the categories listed, or add a category of your own.” “…George Lichtenberg wrote, “Just as we outgrow a pair of trousers, we outgrow acquaintances, libraries, principles, etc. Think playfully – or play thoughtfully – about games: how they distract us or draw us into the world, create community and competition, tease us and test us with stakes both set apart from and meaningful to everyday life.
A gratutious piling on award for requiring separate essays on “Name your favorite books, authors, films, and/or musical artists”, “What newspapers, magazines, and/or websites do you enjoy?
” What is the most significant challenge that society faces today? ”, “What were your favorite events (e.g., performances, exhibits, sporting events, etc.) this past year?