Intellectual Experience???

<p>I have to write an essay about my most important intellectual experience and accomplishment to date.
I am not exactly sure what to write about...
is it okay if I write about community service like habitat for humanity where I learned about poverty and the importance of giving?</p>

<p>You could shoe-horn that topic into what is asked but the question clearly seeks to discover how mature a learner and scholar you are. I would say: what's your favorite subject matter? Why? Was there any project that really excited you? A book discussion? A research project? Why? What made it stand out for you?</p>

<p>Your thoughts about poverty will be like others -- i.e. re-tread. The question asks for your singular most important INTELLECTUAL accomplishment or experience. If your apex of intellectualism is learning that there are poor people everywhere, then I'd conclude you're not intellectually aware of much, to be blunt.</p>

<p>I'm not slamming awareness of the community or the less fortunate -- I just think that it's an opportunity to show if you're intellectually mature or not. Don't miss the boat.</p>