I am applying to the NCM this year, and I am really stressed and confused by the first essay prompt for QB. I am not sure if it is just supposed to be a narrative of events or something more. It would really help me to see 1 or 2 examples if anyone is willing to contribute or guide me to a link. I will not plagiarize and copy for the obvious reason that these are all personal to individual applications. The application is due in less than a month, and I don't know what to do! I don't even have a concentrated, focus topic to write about, and I don't want to sound like I'm whiny or complaining.
Any help would greatly be appreciated! I'm really stressed.
Here's the prompt: 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 helped you to grow?