Essays critical to admissions assessment should be administered in a similar manner. This year's juniors have 9 months to write 4 essays from a choice of 8 already given topic, with the UCs being kind enough to give hints on each topic and worksheets with suggestions.
So with 9 months notice kids are kids incapable of writing 4 short essays?
Senior Jocelyn Sandoval took hers out of her backpack.
"I think it showed my leadership and I think it showed how I react to certain situations and it kind of showed my potential, my ability to move on and work within certain circumstances," she said.
• In an era when colleges are looking to make it easier to apply to college, the UC’s just made it harder.
It’s not because of the word count, it is because instead of having to brainstorm two essays, students will now have to brainstorm four essays.
The previous prompts had a maximum word count of 1,000 total words between them.
The new prompts allow for a 350-word limit on each of the four prompts.
How has this challenge affected your academic achievement? Describe your favorite academic subject and explain how it has influenced you. What have you done to make your school or your community a better place? What is the one thing that you think sets you apart from other candidates applying to the More information can be found at the UC website Freshmen Prompts Transfer Prompts Great update!
As a writing coach who has been working with UC applicants on their essays for the last 8 years, it's exciting to see fresh prompts.