"Take as a model the students who inspired Options 1 and 2 as you pose and respond to an uncommon prompt of your own. If your prompt is original and thoughtful, then you should have little trouble writing a great essay. Draw on your best qualities as a writer, thinker, visionary, social critic, sage, sensible woman or man, citizen of the world, or future citizen of the University of Chicago; take a little risk and have fun."
Do you think we can choose an essay from years past? http://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/level3.asp?id=329
Or are those not "uncommon" enough. I fear that my own question won''t meet their "uncommon" criterion.