UMich Application Essays

<p>Hey fellow applicants!</p>

<p>I am writing my big essay (500 word) using topic B, the one about a national, political concern. etc. Anyway, I was wondering, are we allowed to use quotations and parathetical citations to illustrate our point, or does this need to be completely opinion based? I am writing about the use of steroids in athletics and the transgression that bring to professional athleticism. I have many references that would make my essay somewhat of a mini research paper. If this is not what the essay is supposed to be, please let me know. Thanks and good luck applying!</p>

<p>Bump please</p>

<p>If it's going to be a research paper, then it wouldn't be about you.</p>

<p>Are you sure you want to do that?</p>

<p>I was thinking that my case would be best supported by fact if my paper was to be taken seriously. Even if it might not be the most personal statement of character, I just wanted to know if incontext citations were inappropriate or not.</p>

<p>Well, it is supposed to be on a national issue, so that does work.</p>

<p>I say go for it.</p>

<p>Thanks, anybody else out there?</p>

<p>where on the application are you allowed to write a 500 word essay? the only one i see on the online app is 250 words...</p>

<p>The topics for the essay this year are like research paper. My D is applying there. She is having a tough time selecting a topic as it has to tell abt her and shd not be an article for Time or Newsweek.<br>

<p>Crouton, there are 3 essays the application asks for:</p>

<li><p>What will you bring to UMich 250 words</p></li>
<li><p>Why do you want to study what you put down as your intended college 250</p></li>
<li><p>The big essay 500 words</p></li>

<p>Yeah, I think my essay is a bit too much like Time Magazine. And since I reference them in my paper/essay, it might be hard to destinguish from what I wrote and they wrote, haha!</p>

<p>o wait my bad i see it</p>

<p>It would be pretty impressive if you wrote an TIME-quality essay.</p>