We grow from all experiences, so write about one (positive or negative) that has shaped you most. When you’re able to come up with the answer to “Why?
” write down as much as you can without judging yourself.
You’re the only person who knows the truth about what is essential to understanding you.
When you’re able to identify what you would like to write about, frame it within a story.
This guide will help you craft well-written responses for USC’s supplemental essays.
USC requires that students answer multiple prompts as part of the application process. On top of perfecting your mechanical skills, work to condense and hone your writing so that every word adds to your main point.
Having more than one interest makes you a more well-rounded person on a personal level, and it can help you on a professional/academic level as well.
If you can’t think of a particular interest that would be completely new to you, consider a topic outside your academic focus that you want to become better versed in.
The best way to be particular is with a story you haven’t used in another part of your application that highlights one of the characteristics you feel is essential to who you are as a person. Don’t be afraid to include a negative experience if it significantly affected your life, goals, or personality.
This is where you can find beauty in the darkness to show how you’re unique.