University of Notre Dame Releases 2012-2013 Essay Questions

University of Notre Dame released a preview of its 2012-2013 essay questions. While it did away with one of our favorites, "You have 150 words. Take a risk," it added a few new creative, much less succinct prompts. This one could definitely lead to an interesting essay:

Gary Gaffney, ’69MS, began doctoral work in mathematics at Notre Dame but left to become an artist, eventually earning two degrees in fine art. His poem “Mil Preguntas (a meditation in 1000 questions)” explores a myriad of topics, using queries both whimsical and profound. Some of our favorites are:

• What is consciousness?

• What is your deepest mystery?

• What’s the last honest question you asked yourself?

• How often has humanity led you to forgive?

• What makes you dream?

• Is being ordinary a failure?

• What can’t you live without?

• Who convinced you about God?

• Can you tell the story of faith put to the test?

• Why should you care about the rings of Saturn?

• What will you never believe?

• What will you always believe?

Provide your own answer to one of the author’s inquires and be sure to tell us which question you select.

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