I'm applying to a few uc schools and i'm curious what they look for in their personal insight questions. I told a story in two of my essays which were well written and eloquently worded to provide a story arc. However one of my friends that attends a UC currently says that I should remove that and write my essays more like it is an interview. She says that they don't need a beautifully written story over an essay that resembles how I would respond in an interview.
Does anyone know the pros and cons to both sides and which the UC's likely prefer? I can see the benefits to writing both ways, i'm just unsure if the whole interview thing is actually true.