My answer to the first question is currently nonexistent. I have no idea how to answer it.
When I saw the second question I fell in love. My essay touches upon three points in my life: as a young child, when I was immovable; as a teenager, when I was moveable; and as a young woman, when I began moving. I like it, but my opinion doesn't quite matter if the admissions officers don't like it.
^ That's a very creative way to answer, I like it!
I took a crack at that essay yesterday. I called myself a mover, then outlined the conditions in which I would move and provided exampled from my life of when those conditions came into play. This question is really difficult to answer uniquely, but I gave it my best shot...
Haha I had a similar idea psychadelia, but the world limit is too small to elaborate on the events that evolved you into a mover. I'm going to be writing the essay again, and I'm going to be only one of the three.
I really like the Ben Franklin question and believe I have a unique way of answering it. However, I don't know if my drafts really convey my personality as much as I'd like them to. Chopping it down to 500 words has sort of taken some personality out of it, but all of the information/story telling has to stay in order for the essay to make sense. Sigh...well at least I have another month and a half to perfect it. Thought I'd revive this thread now that everyone's working on the essays and our creative juices are flowing
Hahaha thanks alot domino2017! I actually have finally came up with something to write about for the Ben Franklin essay (I'm a mover!). Still working on the first one though! How about everyone else?!?
I don't think they expect you to be super creative with the first question. It's a pretty focused question and therefore the main focus will probably be what you intend to do ACADEMICALLY at Penn. The Ben Franklin one is the one that can showcase your individuality in my opinion.
There really is no right answer to the second prompt. I think that as long as you clearly state your interpretation of the quote, and then justify it fully, you can't be wrong by saying you're immovable.