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UC Essays and Common App writing strategy

essays Sep 21, 2021

Getting started  
This UC worksheet is designed to help freshman applicants start the writing process for the personal insight questions in the undergraduate admissions application for the Common App and the UC Application.
What are the UC personal insight questions?  
These questions are about getting to know you better — your life experience, interests, ambitions, and inspirations. Think of it as your interview with the admissions office. Be open. Be reflective. Find your individual voice and express it. While this section of the application is just one part UCs consider when making their admission decision, it helps provide context for the rest of your application.