Think of a moment when you were in a position where you worked really hard to help a group of people.
Think of a moment when you were in a position where you worked really hard to help a group of people.Maybe you are always the one helping your younger siblings with their homework, and you struggled to find ways to engage your dyslexic younger brother with math.
Once, renowned physicist Werner Heisenberg said: “There is a fundamental error in separating the parts from the whole, the mistake of atomizing what should not be atomized.
Unity and complimentarity constitute reality.” Whether it’s Georges Seurat’s pointillism in “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte,” the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, quantum physics, or any other field of your choosing, when can the parts be separated from the whole and when can they not?
This question is, in reality, ideal for the more scientifically oriented to create a more well-rounded profile.
Creative types, on the other hand, might want to proceed with caution since, really, every question is an opportunity to show off your talents and describe your artistic endeavors.
You may think that this question was geared towards the artistically inclined, but take a closer look.
The wording offers many potential definitions that veer away from traditional conceptions of creativity (and actually, it asks you for your personal definition! Creativity lies in your outlook: seeing the opportunity to use one of your skills in a novel situation; looking at a problem from a new angle to find the solution that no one else could see.—Inspired by Ender Sahin, Class of 2020 Essay Option 3. Don’t tell us about another world you’ve imagined, heard about, or created. Sure, some people think of the University of Chicago as a portal to their future, but please choose another portal to write about.The ball is in your court—a penny for your thoughts, but say it, don’t spray it. —Inspired by Raphael Hallerman, Class of 2020 Essay Option 5. Every student must write four essays, but choose from eight prompts.The rules may be unfamiliar, but the game is the same: tell admissions something they don’t know – and then do it three more times! Two supplement prompts have been posted, one of which is required and the other optional. College’s supplemental essay prompts are starting to be released with The University of Chicago leading the charge.Don’t get hung up on trying to divine the questions admissions wants you to answer.In the end, they just want to get to know the real you, plus the application swears that “there is no advantage or disadvantage to choosing certain questions over others.” So follow your heart (! Avoid robotically starting every answer by restating the question and be as anecdotal as possible.Question 1 (Required): U Chicago has become known for their quirky essay prompts, generated each year by current students.This year their six extended essay prompt options don’t disappoint.