College Essay 2015
” and “Discuss your reasons for pursuing your choice of major.” “There is not a specified length for the short-essay responses.We encourage applicants to be thoughtful, craft an authentic response, and let your passions come through,” Alldredge said. But we hope to learn more about the student as both a scholar and a person in their essay responses.” So given these parameters, how can a student craft a personal essay that is creative, genuine, and memorable? The 2015 Common Application went live this past Saturday in the wake of much anticipation. No one knows for sure (the schools certainly haven’t agreed), which may create some additional confusion when you’re hunting for school-specific essays (more on this later).Though we have known certain details about this year’s Common App essays since April (the prompts received a light makeover, students have gained the ability to print preview the essay during drafting, and each school can decide whether to require the essay portion), an air of mystery and a light skepticism usually surround the release of the Common App’s annually-tweaked online interface. But we’re just thrilled that if there is a requirement buried somewhere in this application so common, we know where to look for it.Students can then choose to agree with one of those viewpoints or come up with their own, “new” viewpoint.The new ACT essay prompt asks students to do a lot more than it used to!