It’s a year for changes in big public university admissions systems. The University of California introduced their all-new Personal Insight Questions—which we discussed on our radio show, Getting In: A College Conversation, last week—and way down south, Apply Texas has introduced new prompts for students applying to the University of Texas system and most other institutions in the state. Back in August, my colleague gave advice on essay length for Apply Texas, which doesn’t place rigid constraints on word count. Today, we’re going to talk about the three main essay prompts, Topics A, B, and C, and how you should think about your responses to them.
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