The Common App Short Answer Question March 7th, 2012 Colleges want to get to know you as a whole person, and the essay is clearly the key to standing out during the application process, and revealing who you are. Doug's short answer response, however, has makes some common short answer mistakes. The most significant issue is that Doug comes off sounding like a braggart and an egotist.
The most significant issue is that Doug comes off sounding like a The tone of your short answer can be serious or playful, but you want to avoid a couple common mistakes. If your short answer has a dry, matteroffact tone, your passion for the activity will not come across. Try to write with energy. Also, watch out for sounding like a braggart or egotist.
common app short answer. meganmac56 Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member. December 2004 edited November 2011 in Common Application. I'm wondering the same things. I don't really know what to write about in this section of the common app, without being redundant.
0 Short Answer: ONE College Application Essay for The Common App The Common Application comes out officially August 1. But they already announced the changes for this coming season. The most important were changes to the five essay prompts.
(You can write your main Common App essay about one of the five. ) What topics are you covering in your application? If youve written your primary common application essay about an activity or interest, or even a person related to one, branch out for this short answer.
If you cover the same aspect of your life time and again, youve missed an opportunity to share something different. Write and rewrite.