What does this prompt even mean?

<p>Dealing with adversity: Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to address this challenge. Include whether you turned to anyone in facing that challenge, the role that person played, and what you learned about yourself.</p>

<p>seems pretty straightforward..</p>

<p>What do you think it means?</p>

<p>Just talk about how you've overcome adversity, and how you've changed because of it.</p>

<p>This is a quote from somewhere else, but it's still applicable.</p>

<p>"The best failure essays are often those that show reasoned optimism and tremendous momentum toward a goal – a goal that is ultimately derailed. In most cases, you will need to show that you were emotionally invested in your project/experience, which will enable the reader to connect with your story and vicariously experience your disappointment. If you were not invested at all, it is hardly credible to discuss the experience as a failure or learning experience.</p>

<p>With respect to setbacks, the door swings open to a range of personal experience as well. For example, you could not discuss an injury that prevented you from competing for an elite college athletic competition as a failure, but it would certainly qualify as a setback. You can carefully consider setbacks in which you bear no responsibility for creating the situation. In such a case, again, it is crucial that you show that you were emotionally invested, that events were going in a certain direction and that the situation quickly turned in an unfavorable direction.</p>

<p>Of course, the second part of the story, the reflective element, is vital. It is very easy to offer trite and clich</p>

<p>Oh! "But what do you do when a wall is placed in front of you?" That helped the most.</p>

<p>The problem is the limit is only 100 words.</p>