How does the University of Chicago, as you know it now, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future?
Please address with some specificity your own wishes and how they relate to UChicago.
Also, don’t worry about the ‘correct’ way to interpret a question.
If there exists a correct way to interpret the prompt I chose, it certainly was not my answer.” In the spirit of adventurous inquiry (and with the encouragement of one of our current students! Don’t tell us about another world you’ve imagined, heard about, or created. Sure, some people think of the University of Chicago as a portal to their future, but please choose another portal to write about.
Write an essay somehow inspired by super-huge mustard. Imagine you’ve struck a deal with the Dean of Admissions himself, Dean Nondorf.
People often think of language as a connector, something that brings people together by helping them share experiences, feelings, ideas, etc. It goes as follows: you’re guaranteed admission to the University of Chicago regardless of any circumstances that arise.
Seriously, how cool is the mantis shrimp: mantisshrimp.What might they be able to see that we cannot? The ball is in your court—a penny for your thoughts, but say it, don’t spray it.
So long as you don’t bite off more than you can chew, beat around the bush, or cut corners, writing this essay should be a piece of cake. History and art are full of heroes and their enemies.
Create your own idiom, and tell us its origin—you know, the whole nine yards. Tell us about the relationship between you and your arch-nemesis (either real or imagined).
PS: A picture is worth a thousand words.“A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.” –Oscar Wilde. Heisenberg claims that you cannot know both the position and momentum of an electron with total certainty.