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The Requirements: 1 essay of 250 words; 1 essay of 500 words
This prompt is probably one that you’ve seen before and will see again. When approaching this essay, think about your favorite things to do outside of the classroom. What do you enjoy doing? If you had an extra hour in the week, what would you do with it? (Sleeping is not a good response here.) Maybe you would round up the kids in your neighborhood for a pick-up basketball game. Perhaps you would go to your aunt’s house to learn how to make her famous arancini con ragù (and impress all of your friends at your next dinner party). Maybe you would read the latest armchair sleuth Reddit thread and discuss the intricate details of the cold cases that keep you up at night. No matter what it may be, identify that activity and then show admissions why it’s important to you. Why does it bring you joy? What have you learned from it? Do you hope to continue this activity on campus next year? Offer admissions some insight into what makes you tick and you’ll be sure to stand out.
Odds are that you’ve seen this prompt before, and if not, one very much like it. The admissions department wants to know what about Berry College floats your boat. Is it the beautiful campus that is so close to home? Are you chomping at the bit to get involved in the Berry Outdoor Leadership Development (BOLD) program? Does Berry’s Animal Science major set you up perfectly to achieve your career goals? And, if so, how? The more details you can include in your response, the better!