UCF Freshman Application Essays - College Confidential
I took on tasks that I wouldnt have done before. I used my creativity to start drawing, painting, graphic design, and photography, earning me a first in merit in my art class my sophomore year. Having a sponsor made me work 10 times harder than ever. I was a hard worker before, but my course load had never been so high. I would do my homework in the three hours I spent riding to and from school. Applicants typically avoid that question not because its not explicitly asked, but because it appears to be a very difficult question to answer. What, after all, is this so-called community, and what does it mean to contribute to it? Prompt: If there has been some obstacle or "bump in the road in your academic or personal life, please explain the circumstances. What qualities or unique characteristics do you possess that would allow you to contribute to the UCF community? That will save me repeating what I think college admissions folk are looking for in this kind of essay. Of course in the prompt UCF ask you specifically: What qualities or unique characteristics do you possess that would allow you to contribute to the UCF community? I didnt fit in with my middle school friends anymore. They had dumped me for cooler and more popular people. I found myself alone at school and everywhere else I went. You should also (and I really only have one specific criticism of this sort) change Because of the economy (third sentence) to something that makes sense (e.g., because of the downturn in the economy, or because of the recession, or because of the collapse in the real estate market). I no longer had a way to express my creativity; something that I had had my entire life. Dance was everything. It was the one place where I knew how to be myself.