Candidate Statement (essay portion)

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  1. davidhwang

    davidhwang Member

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    Now, I have pretty much 99% done with my file, with only essay parts left.

    It's pretty crazy that West Point wants 3 seperate essays and some parts were rather hard to answer in ~500 words. (Long enough for me already!)

    I have written all 3 of them out, and I am not sure if I wrote what the admissions folks want to see in my essays.

    For promt #1,#2, and #3 respectively, what would be the "golden" things to say on my essays?

    My English teacher did help a bit, but these are military-specific essays so she couldn't give me too much help.

    I just want to make sure I am on the right track. Thanks!
     
  2. dlee96

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    David (I presume that's your name), there is no "perfect" response that admissions wants to see. This goes for any college really. Just be yourself and explain with passion why you want to attend West Point and serve as an Army officer. If you do, things will work themselves out, I promise you.
     
  3. CodyL

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    Not to be bashful, but these essays are suppose to be your own ideas.
     
  4. cadet85

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    This is one question I have probably the best advice out of anybody on. I know a USMA graduate AND former Board of Admissions member. He is giving me advice throughout my admissions process as well. So listen up! (haha).

    He said, "The BEST thing you can do on those essays is be HONEST. They want your genuine responses to these questions." They don't expect you to give a military savvy response because most applicants AREN'T in the military yet. They don't want to see a cookie-cutter response. They want to see what you think. So just answer the questions honestly. And remember, this came from someone who read these essays. Best advice there is for this topic I would say.
     
  5. davidhwang

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    this was honestly a very helpful tip. And thankfully I already wrote it with my sincere honesty. Thanks a lot!
     
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