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  1. tpaine7

    NROTC MO Essay Finals

    Last time I will be posting my essays. Both are under the character limit of 2500. I have gotten my point across about my devotion to becoming a commissioned officer in the Corps and the leadership positions I have held. I ask that you take a quick look and give some feedback. I am extremely...
  2. F

    Short Essays

    Hi, The essay character counts are extremely low. Therefore, does admissions want the essays to be very direct and straightforward? (I don’t think there’s room for a creative theme, like one would have in regular college essays). Pls let me know your thoughts/opinions/experiences on this...
  3. T

    USMMA Writing Prompt

    In the interests of getting a head-start on the USMMA application process, I hope to draft the essay portion over my spring break. My question is, what is the prompt for the essay portion of the USMMA portal application? Is there an item they specifically request or hint at that should be...
  4. R

    Essay Prompt Help

    What attributes, life experiences, unique perspectives, and/or special talents do you possess that would contribute to the classroom, student body, and/or Air Force Academy? (400 to 500 words, 3000 characters I'm struggling with the second essay. Not necessarily because I don't have anything...
  5. B

    The "Typical Week" Essay for the Army ROTC Scholarship

    Question 2 is this: "State below in the space provided how you spend your time in a typical week during the school year. For Example, how many extra hours do you spend: at school, doing homework, engaged in athletic activities, engaged in extracurricular activities (i.e. clubs), engaged in...
  6. F

    Should Essays Restate Activities in Resume or Show Untold side of applicant’s Life

    Hello guys, In my essays should I reinforce the activities on my resume to further explain why I chose about those activities and what I gained from them OR are the essays to reveal a new part of one’s self/life that is not known anywhere else on the application? Thank you.
  7. U

    Essay style to aim for pt. 2:

    Howdy again y’all, I finally have 2 drafts I really like! I used all advice and now deciding between 2 essay themes to wrap the 3 points (which are pretty common unfortunately). 1. One theme is heavily about my dad’s influence. (Appeals to ethos, pathos, etc. feels a bit like a pity party...
  8. U

    Essay style to aim for

    Hello again folks, I have a question about the “why you want to go” essay. I am conflicted, because I have a lot to write (several reasons) to fit in so little space. I know many others struggle with this too, but would it be better to focus on one central reason? or several reasons all...
  9. kevintanaka

    Essay Feedback

    Hey guys! I just finished my first draft of my USNA personal statement and just wanted ANY feedback: be it the content, syntax, diction, etc. Please just comment on any thoughts. Here it is: I moved from Colombia—a place where I had grown up, where I had my friends who were like brothers to...
  10. JOHNKIM1883

    ROTC Scholarship Megathread

    Hey, everyone. Since the Army ROTC scholarship is set to release results from the 2nd board around February 1st, I was thinking about doing an ROTC scholarship megathread for all branches. This way, all of the seniors applying for the ROTC scholarship can relay potentially helpful information...
  11. P

    Admissions Question

    If you are/were a successful USCGA applicant who gained admission, what do you think were some of the determining factors that helped you get in? Obviously it is different for everyone, and I understand that in no way does replicating similar factors assure admission, but I am still curious and...
  12. P

    4th Optional Essay

    Addressing the prompt, "Provide any additional information that you would like the Cadet Candidate Evaluation Board to consider and that you have not provided elsewhere in your application" what are some things you would recommend emphasizing in this essay? Is it used to address certain weak...
  13. P

    Resume Format

    In my application to the USCGA, do you guys think it is worth it to include a resume? I think a lot of it would be a rehash of what is already in the essays or extra-curricular stuff. Additionally, is there a specific format that is recommended for the resume?
  14. aw4125

    USMMA Essay

    Hello everyone! The admission essay prompt for the USMMA this year is as follows: Biographical Sketch/Essay: You must submit a Biographical Sketch/Essay of at least 500 words. Upload your essay directly to the portal in .pdf format. Be sure to include your Full Name at the top of the page. You...
  15. W

    Nomination Essay Assistance

    Salutations, I am a re-applicant to USNA and currently in the process of completing my MOC Nomination application. I have made it through the bulk of the application, but have run ashore on the essay topic. My ultimate goal with my essay is to leave a lasting impression with the MOC board...
  16. S

    Seeking revisions for nomination application essay

    Hello, all! I'm currently working on nomination application and hoped you all may have some tips for my essay. I have numerous others looking over it, but you all have a great understanding and experience. This is just the first draft, so please feel free to tear it apart. :) Essay prompt: Why...
  17. S

    Should I include my want to fly after graduation in my essay?

    Hi, this thread is being created after I made a lot of changes from my original post. I now believe that my answer to "Why do you want to attend a Service Academy?" is much stronger, thanks to the great feedback that people left me. I ultimately ended up taking out the fact that I want to fly...
  18. GA5Fighter

    Congressional Nomination Essay Help

    I am rewriting my congressional nomination short essay. It asks "why do you want to attend a service academy ." Should I make a general statement or should my response be focused on my top pick (USMA)?
  19. GA5Fighter

    Critique my nomination essay for USMA?

    If possible, can an experienced user who has been through the admission process PM me to review my Service Academy nomination Essay?
  20. 1

    SAT composite and ACT essay

    I did much better on my SAT composite than my ACT composite but struggled on the SAT essay. I was wondering if the academy would look at my SAT composite score but my ACT essay instead of the SAT essay?
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