1. C


  2. bouncydidit

    Writing "challenge" secondary question

  3. F

    Secondaries - Adversity/Challenge Essay topic advice

  4. D


  5. G

    Diversity Secondaries

    I am a white female, but I think I have been exposed to slightly different environment than applicants with a similar profile to me. They are all related to blue collar, low middle class income: 1. Deep understanding of how addiciton impacts every aspect of life: my brother battled alcohol...
  6. S

    Challenge essay--mental illness hotline experience?

    I'm brainstorming my adversity/challenge essay options, and one I was considering was writing about a particular conversation I had while working as a crisis text line counselor and god knows how many times I thought I'd failed, the texter's dead, why won't (s)he open up to me, etc. After a...
  7. B

    Personal adversity essay topic - TOO personal?

  8. A

    Challenge vs. Adversity

    I know I may be reading too much into this...but do y'all view the essay prompts differently depending on if they ask about a "challenge" versus "adversity"? To me, an adversity seems to refer more to something bad that happened to you personally, but a challenge is more broad and less severe...
  9. smileyfacegirl27

    Challenge/Failure Essay - is it okay to use high school?

    For many secondaries, prompts asking about a time you failed or a challenge you overcame are quite common. I was wondering if it was okay to use academic failures from high school (such as failing everything freshman year of high school and being expelled then having to go to another school and...
  10. L

    Anyone willing to review my challenge essay?

    I'm not sure if I've articulated my challenge sufficiently, and would love to get some second opinions!
  11. Crocognar

    Challenge essay idea

    So I'm trying to figure out what to write for my challenge essay. From what I've read on SDN, I don't need to go to Africa and be on the verge of death by lion mauling to overcome a challenge. Great! I was thinking of writing about a time where my friend got a subungual hematoma on his big toe...
  12. L

    Secondary: Challenge Prompt

    So I've drafted a response to the challenge prompt, but I'm not sure if it will be well received: During my freshmen year of college I was pretty overwhelmed by academics, and also had to deal with my (ex)-girlfriend cheating on me over long-distance. I talk about overcoming that by building...
  13. H

    What didn't you know going in?

    What's something nobody tells you that you really should know when going into vet medicine? What's the greatest challenge being a vet?
  14. tessellations

    Challenge Essay - toxic family relationship

    Please don't quote if possible. Just edited this down a bit but I'd still like to protect my anonymity. Also sorry for the millionth post of this kind, but I didn't want to stick my personal story into someone else's thread and my story is pretty specific to me. So I won't be applying until...