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by Tyler Nakatsu, on Oct 19, 2016 2:46:47 PM

Discuss a situation in which you overcame an obstacle, setback or self-doubt. What enabled you to succeed, despite adversity? Students often start out a bit scared of this question. They …

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Topics:High School and College

by Will Geiger, on Oct 17, 2016 11:44:11 AM

I opened up the thick envelope and was immediately confused. There were lots of columns, numbers, and jargon I was not totally familiar with. I felt like I was reading …

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Topics:High School and College

by Story2, on Oct 13, 2016 3:11:44 PM

People learn many different things in many different ways. Describe a project or opportunity--in school or out--that challenged you, revealed something new or where you experienced failure. Reflect on what …

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by Story2 Guest Author, on Oct 11, 2016 6:33:35 PM

Córdoba, Argentina This blog is part of a series featuring supplemental college admission essays written by Story2 students. This essay by Cecile, a student at USC, was chosen because of …

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Topics:High School and CollegeCommunity

by Will Geiger, on Oct 10, 2016 6:33:00 PM

“Just be yourself!” I told a student just the other day. When I think about it, I have used that same line many times. I know it is the type …

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Topics:High School and CollegeCommunity

by Carol Barash, PhD, on Oct 7, 2016 6:08:41 PM

A college is a community of diverse individuals. What is your ideal of community? What communities do you come from? How have those communities shaped and supported you and how …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Oct 5, 2016 6:29:15 PM

Tell us a story about yourself that is key to understanding who you are today and reveals aspects of who you want to become in college and life. This could …

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by Story2 Guest Author, on Oct 4, 2016 7:50:12 PM

This blog is part of a series featuring supplemental college admission essays written by Story2 students. Sophie’s essay was chosen because of its effectiveness in utilizing a driving question that …

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Topics:CommunityHigh School and College