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How to answer Prompt 6 of the Common Application

How to answer Prompt 6 of the Common Application

COMMON APPLICATION PROMPT 6: Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more? The major pitfall in Common Application Prompt 6 is the...
How to answer Prompt 5 of the Common Application

How to answer Prompt 5 of the Common Application

Prompt 5: “Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.” The trick to answering  Common Application Prompt 4 effectively is to, once again, access and celebrate the...
How to answer Prompt 4 of the Common Application

How to answer Prompt 4 of the Common Application

Common Application Prompt 4: “Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma — anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its...
How to answer Prompt 3 of the Common Application

How to answer Prompt 3 of the Common Application

Common Application Prompt 3: “Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?” Common Application Prompt 3 can produce some very powerful essays, as long as two important things...