University of Virginia Releases New Essay Prompt for 2015-2016 Season

uvaUniversity of Virginia continues its tradition of posting its supplemental essay questions early giving students a jump-start on the writing process. While most of the released prompts were identical to last year, it did discontinue the option "To tweet or not to tweet?" and swapped in a new fourth option for its second supplemental question:

U.Va. students paint messages on Beta Bridge when they want to share information with our community. What would you paint on Beta Bridge and why is this your message?

As you begin brainstorming, keep in mind how UVa and many other colleges feel about word limits:

We aren't counting words on these. The word limits are there so you know that we are expecting short statements, not term papers. The boxes where you paste in your essay will cut you off at some point, but there is a little bit of leeway. Be concise and thoughtful in your statement statement and try to convey your voice and style in your words. This is the one spot on your application where your personality gets to shine, so don't treat this like a formal school assignment.

For more details on colleges that have released their 2015-2016 essay questions, log into your College Essay Organizer account here.

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