UPDATE: as of March 23, 2016 The University of California announced NEW essay prompts for 2016-17. Read about how to answer them HERE.
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The University of California Application Essay Prompt #1
So you want to go to UCLA. Or Cal, aka Berkeley. Or UC Irvine. Or Santa Barbara. Maybe Santa Cruz. Perhaps San Diego. Could be Davis! They are all such amazing schools–and you should do your best to write killer college admissions essays to get in.
If you are trying to write a college essay for the University of California’s Prompt #1, you should drop everything and read this super helpful post on how to answer it. Make sure to read the comments under that post, since students have asked questions about possible topics and I gave them specific advice and tips–which you might find helpful, too.
After that, check out my new Tumblr blog that is designed to help you find your “world” through inspiring photos. I’m looking for more ideas of images of “worlds,” so if you have a good one, please let me know in comments and I will try to find an inspiring image for it.
Also, make sure to SHOW the World You Come From by using descriptive details to describe the setting!