By Abigail Anderson
Last week we began the discussion of Stanford’s 11-part supplement. We covered the seven questions requiring answers in the form of either a list or 50 words and how to answer the activities essay.
Stanford’s short essays will require a little more thought and reflection than what you might’ve put into the short responses, and that’s to be expected; a 250 word limit gives much more space to engage an idea. These essays are all about demonstrating what you’ll bring to the Stanford community as a roommate, as a thinker, and as a member at large. Do some reflection on your best attributes and assets as you work your way through your brainstorming, and be willing to open yourself up in your writing. You can take risks here, but they should be measured risks that present a more complete picture of your personality.