You could point to one or more examples of a problem you observed that you attempted, even if unsuccessfully, to solve, whether it’s an after-school healthy snack cart near the school, the way you made student government more efficient, or some problem faced by low-income students.
in the face of ad hominem criticism, for example, supporting a moderate rather than an au courant radical political candidate, or that, in class, after students urged legalizing recreational marijuana, you pointed to the under-reported dangers.
More important, she gained a new sense of confidence about expressing thoughts about herself and also enjoyed finding various, creative ways to write, including the framing work you talk about in your book. So I’ll ask something like, “How’s that going for you?
She was able to quickly write all of the other college essays, including the supplemental ones, and I noticed how well she expressed personal insights. ” Because I never know what’s happening in their world.
A year and a half ago my cousin and good friend died suddenly.
I was so sad thinking about all the experiences in life that she will miss by being taken at such a young age, and what a loss this was for the entire community to never know what good she could have accomplished, if given time...“I don’t think I mentioned it before, but I really think your partnership with Ivana made some lasting, positive impressions.She was already a super academic writer and analytical thinker, but she is very modest and had a great deal of trouble starting her common app essay, partly because she did not know how to talk about herself. After your exercises, brainstorming techniques, and encouragement, she worked very hard on her common app essay and felt extremely good about the finished product.” It’s wise to focus on just one of your attributes.That creates a more distinct “brand.” Think twice before picking a commonly held or commonly touted attribute such as the aforementioned: Instead, inventory your strengths to identify, if possible, a less common central attribute of yours. Colleges like a diverse student body, not just in race and ethnicity, but in attributes.Spending my early years in my family’s native Lebanon gave me a sense of history and permanence on this earth that seemed very at odds with the new life we started when my family moved to New Mexico when I was ___ years old.Life in Lebanon is, on the surface, much like it was hundreds of years ago, and if you were to take a picture of our street there and its inhabitants, I have no doubt with the exception of the particulars of people’s faces it would look much the same as a painting from long ago...Plus, it can motivate you to inventory yourself to identify and demonstrate your key strengths.I hope this article helps in your making the most of the application essay and perhaps your job applications.Unconditional positive regard This is a phrase from Carl Rogers, which to me means basic acceptance and support of someone regardless of what he or she says or does. I have a steering wheel, a brake, and an accelerator, so I can steer, slow down, or ramp up a session when necessary.When I’m being listened to with unconditional positive regard I feel I can share my deepest truth and the person I’m with won’t freak out or stop caring about me. My friend Nicole once told me, “When someone is sharing their Truth, you shut up.” It can sometimes be tough to tell when someone is sharing their Truth, but if you sense someone might be doing so, I try to shut up. These two situations have one thing in common: “The being is the doing.”Allowing someone time to process–either aloud or while writing–while I sit and simply hold space is a gift.