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Macaulay Honors College Essay Questions

Please select one topic from each section. You may submit essays of any length, but we prefer you aim for two impactful 500 word pieces.

Personal Reflection

Choose 1 of these two topics and write ~500 words:

  • Describe an experience that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it.
  • Reflecting on your experience and aspirations, discuss how your life will differ from your parents’ lives. Provide concrete evidence to illustrate your position.

 

Social Issues

Choose 1 of these two topics and write ~500 words:

  • Pick a story of local, national, or international importance from the front page of any newspaper.  Identify your source and give the date the article appeared. Then use your sense of humor, sense of outrage, sense of injustice – or just plain good sense – to explain why the story engages your attention.
  • What is the most urgent problem facing New Yorkers today and how would you address it? Be specific in order to make a strong case.