Reusing Personal Insight Answers?

I applied to UCR last year and got in for the 2020-2021 school year, but I’ve decided to take a year off from school due to the current pandemic and some other personal reasons. (I originally hoped to defer my admission, but I emailed the school and was told that they don’t allow students to do so.) I do plan on reapplying to UCR, but I’m wondering if it would be acceptable for me to reuse the answers I wrote last year for the Personal Insight questions. Thanks!

I would not reuse the exact same essays with the exact same wording. If the questions are still applicable after your Gap year, you can reuse the some of the same essay but add more information on what you have done this year. People change even in a year, so you might have a different story to tell.