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The Requirements: One short answer of 150-250 words
Here’s a quick equation for you: 1 prompt + a word limit <250 = no excuses. Claremont McKenna is expecting you to focus all of your energy on crafting a single stunning essay (really, a long paragraph). Don’t let them down.
This lengthy paragraph almost meets the minimum character count, but don’t be fooled. This reflective prompt is nothing more than a Why essay with a few extra requirements. Feel free to ignore all the introductory sentences. The closing question says it all: “How can Claremont McKenna College both challenge and complement the person you aspire to become during your undergraduate career?” As we see it, this essay has three requirements:
This prompt lends itself to a clear narrative structure and you can play around with the order to make sure it suits you. Whatever order you choose, remember that your main goal should be to paint a picture of the person you aspire to be and how a Claremont McKenna education will help you get there.