Prompt 5: Personal Growth

Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

Success occurs outside your comfort zone

Personal Growth Triggered By Experience

This prompt offers you a chance to discuss an accomplishment, event or a realization that occurred in your life and that lead to a period of personal growth and a change in yourself or the way you view or interact with others.

Whatever the trigger, your essay topic should focus on something that left you feeling more mature and grown up or highlight a happening that caused you to change your mind or personal view about something important.

Draw from your own experiences.

No matter what accomplishment, event or realization that you choose to write about, you should follow a structured train of thought, follow a before and after type structure and use this essay to reveal something about your life and your way of thinking to admissions. The essay must be about you after all, because you are the one who is applying for college!

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