I am having some issues writing the supplemental essay. I know it's already right on the deadline, but this is the last anything I have to do for college. Yeah! I also tend to think better under pressure :)
Anyway, I am thinking of writing about a very meaningful volunteering experience I had. I don't want to say exactly what I am thinking of writing about, but I can say that I will relate the experience of the individuals I helped to my own life and then to the political state of the US. It sounds strange now with so little information, but trust me, it will work.
Do you think I should expand on an extracurricular activity when I already wrote about an extracurricular activity in the small 150 word essay/paragraph? Yes, those will be two different activities, but I don't want to sound redundant or excessive. What exactly does Harvard want to me to write in the optional, supplemental essay? Or, what are they looking for? Should I just follow one of their suggestions?
The idea I am thinking of would be a mid-large essay, possibly 500-600 words. Is that too long?
Thank you for any opinions! I just need someone else, possibly someone who has already applied or knows someone who has applied, to give an opinion on the matter!