How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
If you addressed this prompt, a portion of the essay would be spent describing a “challenge, setback or failure” you have faced.
Some assessment tasks ask for diagrams, tables, maps, and/or visual images which are either placed together in an appendix or placed at appropriate points in the essay. Academic staff will check the declared word count on the cover sheet against the word limit specified for that assessment; where the word count exceeds the specified word limit, the appropriate penalty will be applied.
Where academic staff suspect that you have not declared the word count honestly, and that the piece of work is over the specified limit, staff will ask the Humanities Education Team to check the word count in order to determine the appropriate penalty to be administered.
For example, most essays should explain: The majority of the 650 words should be devoted to developing these ideas because this is what is most important to admissions officers.
As an example, let’s take a look at one of the prompts for the Common Application.
If you attempted to do so, you would likely be forced to leave out all kinds of information.
You wouldn’t have enough words to give a close, personal look at your own experiences and how they have shaped you.
An effective introduction for a college essay should be engaging, interesting, and brief.
An introduction that’s somewhat intriguing or mysterious can be very effective in a college essay, and this is best achieved with a short, powerful introduction.