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Common Application Essays Part 4: Defining Prompt 2

Blurry Words Image.CreativeMarbles2012Knowing the meaning of the essay question can help college applicants write the most insightful college essays possible.  Luckily, we, at Creative Marbles Consultancy, have done the defining work.  Over the last decade, we’ve complied a stack of hand-written, dog-eared yellow pads full of words, along with a growing library of digital photos of our well-used whiteboard littered with the results of our dictionary and thesaurus searches, in order to understand the spirit of each college essay prompt.   Listen to our most recent podcast, which defines the second of the five new Common Application essay prompt choices for freshman applicants.  The prompt is included below:

Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?


Listen to the first three podcasts in the Common Application Essay series: