When my dad lost his third job in five years, I learned to sew my own clothes and applied my new knowledge to costume design in the Drama Department. Beyond what has already been shared in your application, what do you believe makes you stand out as a strong candidate for admissions to the University of California?
It can mean being a mentor to others, acting as the person in charge of a specific task, or taking the lead role in organizing an event or project.
Does the phrasing of any of these questions remind you of a Common App supplemental essay, or have you written something that answers the question already? But if your response could be fit to one of the more specific prompts, you should absolutely do that.
At Berkeley we use personal insight questions to: Discover and evaluate distinctions among applicants whose academic records are often very similar Gain insight into your level of academic, personal and extracurricular achievement Provide us with information that may not be evident in other parts of the application What we look for: Initiative, motivation, leadership, persistence, service to others, special potential and substantial experience with other cultures All achievement in light of the opportunities available to you Any unusual circumstances or hardships you have faced and the ways in which you have overcome or responded to them.
If so, what are they and how do they fit into your schedule? Things to consider: What does creativity mean to you? Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.
The ability to build bridges and forge new alliances in the wake of greed and power believe me, the high school MUN circuit is equally, if not more, cutthroat than the real political arena is a skill needed for the ever-complicated future.
The garden is my tranquil abode of departure from all forms of technology, regrets about the past, and apprehensions about the future. Did you work alone or with others to initiate change in your community?
This is creative work. But my honesty was my subjective opinion. Have your responses checked by a teacher, counselor or other advisor for clarity.