Write a 1-page (approximately 350 words), double-spaced personal essay in response to the prompt above. To present your strongest writing skills, submit an essay that:
- Provides a focused and clear central idea that responds to the assignment prompt with developed ideas;
- Organizes ideas with paragraphing and transitions;
- Uses grammar and mechanics to effectively communicate meaning to readers;
- Maintains academic integrity by demonstrating your original work. Using outside sources is not required for this essay; if you use them, however, then you must cite any information you paraphrase or quote.
For additional tips as you draft and revise your essay, visit the Tips for Writing the Doctoral Writing Assessment Essay webpage and the Writing Center website.