Application Essay (3-page minimum, ≈ 700 words, MLA 8 Format): 15 pts. This essay parallels an application to an academic program. Write a true self-descriptive story for an audience of professors on an admissions committee or employees on a hiring committee. Choose one question from this list, based on UT’s McCombs School of Business application:
This type of story can establish the writer’s interest and authority on an issue. Examples from past students include moments when: they lead a project; they connect with a culture; they survive a crisis; or they change an outlook. Consider the audience, purpose, and situation. Think of plot expectations of introduction, conflict, climax, and resolution. Use memory to incorporate sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures to emphasize images of you thriving in your field. Submit a file copy to Class Login / Lone Star College Online / Course Activities / Assignments. The essay could establish an area of interest for later papers.