Some questions to ask yourself as you brainstorm: Overall, this prompt is what we at College Essay Advisors call a “choose-your-own-adventure” prompt.
) So 2019-20 college applicants, like those who came before them in 2017--19, will have seven (that’s right, seven) essay prompts to choose from.
This wide range of questions, meant to inspire candidates in their search for compelling personal stories, is ideal for exploring essay topics of all tones, styles, and subjects.
Students’ personal stories and feats of insight will again be relegated to 650 words, which equates to a little more than a single-spaced page.
We happen to believe this is the perfect amount of space in which to make a quick and powerful impression with admissions (or write a comprehensive fan letter to Beyoncé), so as far as we’re concerned, you’re golden.