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2017 Essay Questions

Each student must complete two short essays as part of their application for Vanderbilt Summer Academy. The 2017 questions are listed below.

Essay 1:

In 200-300 words, please tell us why you think your first-choice course is a good fit for you.

Essay 2:

Please write an original response to one of the following prompts in 200-300 words:

-If you were to suddenly find out that one work of fiction was actually real, which would you want it to be and why?
-You have the chance to sit down to dinner with one real person, living or deceased. Who would you pick, why, and what would you hope to talk about?
-Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” What was one time you failed, what did you learn from it, and how did you grow?