The third essay question on the application is: 3. Please provide any additional information or background you believe will be of assistance in evaluating your application. (400 to 500 words, 3000 characters max) What type of information do they want? I dont want to put something little down and make it seem like im trying to win sympathy, like my dog died. What do most candidates usually put down for things like these? Is it recomended to answer this question even though its optional? I got hit by a drunk driver and totaled my car, but I mentioned that in my second essay. What should I do?