You’ve imagined yourself in front of the golden dome; you’ve plotted out a prospective Social Concerns Seminar; you can even recite scenes from Rudy word for word. It’s now time to apply to Notre Dame, and drat, you realize their application requires written responses above and beyond a simple personal statement. But before you dramatically resign yourself to a hospital bed and plead with others to “win just one for the Gipper,” let’s try unpacking those supplemental essay prompts—a little clarity might just be the impetus you need to wrap up these little gems:
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