Try to avoid writing an essay that a school will most likely get a million different times — for example, an essay about your talent playing a sport or your early love of learning.
Think about an aspect of your personality, family or upbringing that is truly special.
For this situation, if you made a poor decision, focus on the way you would change it.
On the other hand, if you made a good decision, focus on what influenced you to make that decision and how it has changed you.
Talk about that thing you love, that obscure topic you’re an expert about — anything, as long as your passion shines through in your writing!
This is a great instance to use an essay you’ve already written for another college.
An admissions officer is much more likely to remember an applicant who has a very specific essay written in a unique and quirky way.
If you can’t immediately think of a pivotal event for this essay, you may want to skip it and try a different one.
To answer this prompt, go beyond the generic career and family goals.
Try to answer things with a personal spin — maybe talk about goals you have for yourself as a person (e.g., to be more kind) or something unique you want to check off your bucket list!