An admissions officer is much more likely to remember an applicant who has a very specific essay written in a unique and quirky way.
If you can’t immediately think of a pivotal event for this essay, you may want to skip it and try a different one.
It can be uncomfortable for anyone to admit they’re less-than-great at something, but that honesty can be refreshing, especially if you tell your story in an authentic, relatable way.
In this essay, choose a time that you were able to listen to experiences and perspectives contrary to yours with respect and maturity.
You might think you have to pick an example where you took a risk, but your essay could be more memorable if you choose a candid example of when you chose to play it safe.
This is the perfect essay to set yourself apart from other applicants.
Don’t be afraid to dig deep and talk about something that may feel vulnerable.
Try to conclude with an example of how the failure improved the way you deal with similar situations now.
To answer this prompt, go beyond the generic career and family goals.
Try to answer things with a personal spin — maybe talk about goals you have for yourself as a person (e.g., to be more kind) or something unique you want to check off your bucket list!