21 – UChicago’s Wacky Supplements

The University of Chicago has some of the weirdest and wackiest supplemental essay prompts of any university we’ve seen. In this episode, we analyze each one and give some of the first ideas that come to our mind. We talk through the general processes that you should use to generate ideas, from simplifying the prompt, thinking about your narrative, to having no filter. At the end, Michael shares his UChicago essay that he thought was amazing but that some admissions officer clearly didn’t.

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Show Notes:

Episode 7: The Supplemental Essay – Boosting Your Application to the Max

UChicago Word Count “Limits”

2018-2019 UChicago Supplement Essay Prompts and Previous Prompts


Other Tips on How to Write the UChicago Supplement Essays:

CollegeVine Article

College Essay Advisors Article


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