Just watched this video and it was revelatory: the UC Personal Insight Questions are not essays and should be answered matter-of-factly!
Here’s the video: https://youtu.be/Qmf2_GPQVyU?t=1513
I reviewed other threads on this topic on this forum and did not see any discussion of this fact, so posting this question for confirmation.
Here’s what the video essentially says: The Personal Insight Questions are not essays. That means you don’t use flowery language, no story telling or scene setting or imagery, no metaphors, no introduction or conclusion. Instead you just answer the questions matter-of-factly in plain language as if you’re talking to someone. That’s the opposite of the type of essays most other universities expect!
Before I rewrite all my answers in a new style I would like corroboration. This video is from an official source, but could it be the opinion of one person from one of the UCs? Or is it true for all UCs? Is there any independent corroboration of this guidance?