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15 Of The Most Creative College Essay Prompts From 2015

"What would you do over, and why?"

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2. "Science and society are filled with rules, theories, and laws...In baseball, three strikes and you're out. A green light on a roadway means 'go.' Pick any law and explain its significance to you."


4. "Identify a recent Facebook post, Tweet, text, Instagram photo, Snap, blog post, or WeChat post of yours. What does it reveal about you and your digital footprint?"

7. "Rerhceseras say it’s siltl plisbsoe to raed txet wtih olny the frist and lsat ltteres in palce. This is beaucse the hamun mnid can fnid oderr in dorsdier. Give us your best example of finding order in disorder."


8. "Orange is the new black, fifty’s the new thirty, comedy is the new rock ‘n’ roll, ____ is the new ____. What’s in, what’s out, and why is it being replaced?"


13. "Carlos Ruiz Zafon wrote in The Shadow Of The Wind, 'Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it...' What book would you recommend?"

15. "Teen activist and 2014 Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai said, 'I raise up my voice — not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.' For whom have you raised your voice?"

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—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, North Carolina