Some tips about writing the UC essay
The UC essay prompts require a different type of answer than the private college essay questions. For the UCs, be direct and get to the point. No need for flowery language or poetic style. At all the UC conferences I have attended, the mantra is to just write in your own voice and answer the question fully.
As a I have become intimately familiar with numerous supplemental college essay questions. While many prompts seem doomed to elicit responses that are conventional clichés, others are bound to spark creativity, and hopefully evoke genuine self-discovery, for the motivated applicant.
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• Many first essays can be recycled to answer other college essay questions. BUT make sure that you edit the essay to fit the question and the college.