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Williams Supplement

tootiestarfishtootiestarfish 1 replies4 threads New Member
Hello!

For the Williams supplement: " Each Sunday night, in a tradition called Storytime, students, faculty and staff gather to hear a fellow community member relate a brief story from their life (and to munch on the storyteller’s favorite homemade cookies). What story would you share? What lessons have you drawn from that story, and how would those lessons inform your time at Williams?"

I decided to write a story about my grandfather, however, it is from the perspective of my mother. The story is really good and I talk about how to apply it to my own life but it didn't necessarily happen to me, rather I heard about it from my mother and expanded upon it with my own stories about him as well.

Do you think this is ok?
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  • TheGreyKingTheGreyKing Forum Champion Williams College 2238 replies104 threads Forum Champion
    Yes, depending on how you write it. The most important part is how you will reveal something about yourself through the story that will help show why you’d be a great addition to campus. An essay on any topic potentially can do so. It’s how you use the topic to do so that matters.

    Try imagining out a variety of essays in your head or starting to write a variety of drafts, before picking one to build into a full essay. You can try that for the tutorial option as well as the storytime option. You may find that one of your ideas seems to call out to you that it is the essay to write!

    Best of luck!
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  • TennisParentTennisParent 112 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Your approach sounds very creative and interesting, just be sure to focus on your perspective and how you view the world.
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  • TennisParentTennisParent 112 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Also, if the focus is on the experiences of your family members not sure how this provides any insights about your perspective.

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  • humanbeing120humanbeing120 18 replies0 threads Junior Member
    It sounds interesting.
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