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VSA 2014 Essay Questions

Posted by on Monday, December 23, 2013 in VSA Blog.

Folks have been asking what the essay questions will be on the VSA application, and we’ve been saying that we will post them to our website at the end of the month. December 23 is close enough. So, without further ado, here are the essay prompts for this year’s application.

One more thing before you get started! You might want to take a look at this post about the application process.

Enjoy! Good luck! And we can’t wait to see you at #vsa2014!

Essay Prompt #1

In 250 words or less, please tell us why you think your first-choice course is a good fit for you.

Essay Prompt #2

Please write an original response to one of the following in 250 words or less:

• It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can cause a typhoon halfway around the world. History is filled with such linchpins—small events or decisions that have huge effects on the future. Make your own change somewhere in history, and show us the effects on the world.

• If you founded your own college or university, what topic of study would you make mandatory for all students to study, and why?

• Jean-Paul Sartre said “Hell is other people,” but Barbra Streisand sang “People who need people/Are the luckiest people in the world.” Which one is correct? Explain your answer.

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