Two supplement prompts have been posted, one of which is required and the other optional.
College’s supplemental essay prompts are starting to be released with The University of Chicago leading the charge.
Question 1 (Required): U Chicago has become known for their quirky essay prompts, generated each year by current students.
This year their six extended essay prompt options don’t disappoint.
Students must choose one of the six which range anywhere from creating your own idiom and telling of its origin to describing something vestigial and providing an explanation for its existence. What is square one, and can you actually go back to it?
English Essay Memories - U Of I Application Essay Prompts
—Inspired by Maya Shaked, Class of 2018 Essay Option 2.
This question is, in reality, ideal for the more scientifically oriented to create a more well-rounded profile.
Creative types, on the other hand, might want to proceed with caution since, really, every question is an opportunity to show off your talents and describe your artistic endeavors.
No matter who you are, though, remember this classic writing advice: show don’t tell. If you enjoy gardening, describe the plants, their qualities, and how you make your horticultural choices; are you drawn to the aesthetics or are you botanically inquisitive?
So, you claim that gardening, or Calculus, or painting is how you show your creative side. Similarly, if your subject is Calculus, show the reader how you sat in your dad’s office for six hours straight trying to calculate Pi on a three dozen sheets of paper using red crayon.