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Questbridge Essay

OaklandishOaklandish Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
edited September 2012 in Questbridge Programs
So...the specific prompt is as follows:

Biographical Essay
We are interested in learning more about you and the context in which you have grown up, formed your aspirations and accomplished your academic successes. Please describe the factors and challenges that have most shaped your personal life and aspirations. How have these factors caused you to grow? (800 word limit)

The question I have is : Is Questbridge expecting a "sob story" from this prompt?
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Replies to: Questbridge Essay

  • LoremIpsumLoremIpsum Registered User Posts: 3,501 Senior Member
    Is Questbridge expecting a "sob story" from this prompt?

    Actually, they're looking more for a Horatio Alger type story where, through determination, perseverance and just plain hard work, you have managed to overcome some difficulties or setbacks in your life to succeed against the odds.
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