You may think that this question was geared towards the artistically inclined, but take a closer look.
The wording offers many potential definitions that veer away from traditional conceptions of creativity (and actually, it asks you for your personal definition! Creativity lies in your outlook: seeing the opportunity to use one of your skills in a novel situation; looking at a problem from a new angle to find the solution that no one else could see.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: questions that ask you to describe a struggle or failure are really probing for stories about success.
What pro-active steps did you take to address the problem at hand?
leadership moment, and bring it to life with vivid details.
Describe where you were, what was happening around you, and what you were feeling.Don’t get hung up on trying to divine the questions admissions wants you to answer.In the end, they just want to get to know the real you, plus the application swears that “there is no advantage or disadvantage to choosing certain questions over others.” So follow your heart (! Avoid robotically starting every answer by restating the question and be as anecdotal as possible.To nail this tricky task, you will need to highlight not only the ways you struggled, but also the qualities that helped you succeed. On the other hand, if you chose to write about option B in question 4, this might feel redundant.You are free to write about both, but again, proceed with caution and be sure to select a totally different challenge.If you love to paint, show the reader where you paint, what you paint, and why you paint, describing the colors, textures, materials—the essential process behind your art.Write descriptively so that the reader can feel as if he or she were experiencing your creative passion with you.If question 3 reminds you of question 2, you’re not alone.Often, when we talk about a talent or skill that we have honed over the course of a lifetime, we’re inclined to describe it as an art — a creative extension of who we are.You just need to answer this question: what makes you proud?Think about the stories that your friends and family like to share about you. When you can zero in on an experience that makes your heart swell, you’ll be able to pinpoint your essential subject. This narrative should have a clear timeline that traces your growth from the past to the present and into the future.