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Common App 2018-19 Prompts Analysis: Prompt #1

Kushal Basnet
October 16, 2018

Prompt: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

What is the prompt asking?

This prompt may appear quite confusing to you since it is very broad. If you have something you love to do or are very good at doing, or something that happened to you, which you have not mentioned anywhere but that you feel is an important part of your story, then this prompt is the place to mention it. This prompt wants to know your view towards your own life.

The prompt’s wants to know what is genuinely important to you personally rather. The key is that whatever you write about needs to be a part of your life that you count as important, not just something you think will look good to the admissions committee. You need to be clear on why this story is so important in your application that you could not leave it out of application. The prompt is just asking what is important to you and why.

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About the author

Kushal Basnet

Basnet is a recent +2 graduate from GoldenGate International Higher Secondary School. He has worked with Republica Daily as a Business-Economy Journalist.


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