And don’t say your favorite book is These questions can be answered in just a few words.
Princeton doesn’t expect or even encourage complete sentences or lengthy explanations.
For best results, you just need to answer them honestly and in your own voice. Don’t worry if you feel you haven’t done anything important or impressive with your summers.
Even a summer spent babysitting or practicing your guitar can yield interesting lessons and information about you.
Interestingly, Princeton’s essays for this admissions cycle make no reference to one Woodrow Wilson.
As regular readers of our college admissions blog know well, Princeton has been removing many references to the former United States president from the university after so many of its students, faculty, and alumni brought to light that Princeton was honoring a man who exhibited clear racism.Below, we’ll get into the specifics of each portion of the supplement, along with some helpful tips!Princeton requires you to complete two short answer questions: Short Answer Question #1-Activities: These two questions are straightforward and are fairly standard for college applications.Last, but not least, the Princeton Supplement includes an essay of “about 500 words.” (Princeton specifies that the essay should be no more than 650 words and no fewer than 250 words.)On the university’s website, it states that this essay should not repeat “in full or in part” the essay you wrote for the Common Application, Coalition Application, or Universal College Application.In fact, it’s best to write the essay on an entirely different topic that can’t be found elsewhere on your application.(Response required in about 150 words.) (2) Please tell us how you have spent the last two summers (or vacations between school years), including any jobs you have held.(Response required in about 150 words.) (3) A Few Details – your favorite book and its author, your favorite website, your favorite recording, your favorite source of inspiration, your favorite line from a movie or book and its title, your favorite movie, two adjectives your friends would use to describe you, your favorite keepsake or memento, your favorite word And then there’s a fourth, long prompt that read as follows: “In addition to the essay you have written for the Common Application or the Universal College Application, please write an essay of about 500 words (no more than 650 words and no fewer than 250 words).The University of Virginia announced this week that essay prompts for fall 2020 applicants will be looking pretty much the same as those in previous years, with only a few minor tweaks to keep things interesting.As in past years, UVa is “looking for passionate students” to join a “diverse community of scholars, researchers, and artists.” Applicants are asked to answer in a half page or approximately 250 words one of a series of questions corresponding to the school/program to which they are applying: A good essay conveys the voice and personality of the writer.You’ll need to demonstrate to the admissions committee that you’re intelligent, an avid learner, a leader and teammate, and an individual with integrity and good character.You have several opportunities to do so on Princeton’s application.