Honors College Essay Time


Honors College Essay Time

It’s time to write applications for honors colleges.

You must check to see whether you can use what you have already submitted to that college.

If you must start from scratch, tell a story that is recent and really relates to where you envision yourself making a mark.

Here are the University of Michigan’s creative prompts. Maybe you will get an idea about another essay you can write for a scholarship.

“2013 Honors Essay Prompts

The LSA Honors Program is community of individuals who are interested in ideas, discovery, and intellectual and cultural exchange. We seek academically talented students who want to be part of such a community. To help us determine whether you might thrive in the Honors community, you will respond to one of the posted prompts.

Your essay should be 500-1000 (please, no more than 1000 words).  You will put your name along with UM ID number at the top of your essay, indicating the prompt to which you responded. (You will save your essay as a pdf, and name the file with your last name, first name, and UMID: “doe,tammy13131313.pdf.”)

Essay Prompts for the Fall 2013 Freshman Class:

  • “This must be Thursday,” said Arthur. “I could never get the hang of Thursdays.” How do you get the hang of Thursdays?
  • Why is there air?
  • Lost in Translation. It’s been a lament of many people, a concern of scholars the world over, even the title of a movie. Elaborate on an example from your own life when you lost something in translation.
  • In the second century BC, Terence said in Eunuchus, “In fact, nothing is said that has not been said before”. What do you have to say?
  • Describe an American innovation that would convey some sense of our nation’s distinctiveness in the world.1

1. See Delbanco, Andrew. 2012. College: What it was, is and should be. Princeton University Press, pg. 1.”

Good luck and apply now!!!


About Rebecca

Dr. Rebecca Joseph is the developer of this unique integrated website and mobile application that provides all college application requirements for more than 750 major universities in the US and Canada. She has a PhD from UCLA and is a national expert on writing powerful college application essays.

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