The CAS essay prompt this year changed up a little bit:
College of Arts and Sciences: Describe two or three of your current intellectual interests and why they are exciting to you. Why will Cornells College of Arts and Sciences be the right environment in which to pursue your interests?
This year, they're specfically asking us to describe two or three of our intellectual interests, when last year they just said 'discuss your interests and how they evolved.' Does this REALLY mean I have to talk about more than one interest? I don't have room in my essay to talk about more than one. I'm writing about my main interest, which is biology/science, and I'm already at 477 words. If the limit is 500, how can I fit in another intellectual interest AND talk about how Cornell is the right place for me?