How would you approach this college admissions essay prompt?
June 9, 2009 10:26 PM Subscribe
How would you approach this college admissions essay prompt? "Discuss anything you wish you understood better than you do now. "
posted by caroljean63 to Education (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Background: At this point in his life my son has wide ranging interests: politics, American history, economics, web design and web hosting/servers.
He has worked on several political campaigns and has won a couple awards/honors in web design competitions.
His biggest strength is leadership. He's worked as a project leader on several successful projects, team captain of most of his sports teams, etc.
Biggest weakness: He's extremely concise when writing and thinks this prompt is really not very open ended. From his POV, if he wanted to "understand something better than he does now," he would just do it! He wouldn't spend 3 days writing an essay about it, he'd google it, listen to a podcast, or read a book about it.
To a 17-year-old homeschooled kid who has grown up in the age of information at his fingertips, a question like that is foreign to his vocabulary. Still, this essay has a due date looming...