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“Compose a compelling application essay for [INSTITUTION_TYPE] admission to [SCHOOL_NAME]. Begin with an introductory paragraph that introduces yourself, capturing your unique personality and interests, and specifically highlighting how they align with [SCHOOL_NAME]’s values and academic ethos. In the body, discuss a significant challenge you’ve overcome or a noteworthy accomplishment, detailing the skills and insights gained through this experience. Connect this story to your academic and career aspirations by explicitly stating your [ACADEMIC_GOALS] and how you aim to achieve [CAREER_GOALS] in the future. Explain how [SCHOOL_NAME]’s programs, faculty, and community are uniquely suited to help you achieve these goals. Reflect on how you plan to contribute to the [SCHOOL_NAME] community, both academically and extracurricularly, drawing on your past experiences or passions. Conclude with a forward-looking statement about your future at [SCHOOL_NAME] and the impact you hope to make on both the institution and your field of interest. Ensure your essay conveys enthusiasm, thoughtfulness, and a readiness to engage with the [SCHOOL_NAME] community.”

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  • [INSTITUTION_TYPE]: The type of educational institution you’re applying to. Helps to personalize the essay to the institution’s level.
    • Examples: “university”, “college”, “graduate school”, “nursing school”
  • [SCHOOL_NAME]: The specific name of the school, college, or university. Personalizes the essay, demonstrating you’ve researched and are committed to this institution.
    • Examples: “Harvard University”, “Oxford College”, “MIT”
  • [SCHOOL_NAME]’s values and academic ethos: Customize this phrase based on the school’s known values, ethos, or mission statement to show alignment with your personal goals and character.
    • Examples: “Harvard University’s commitment to innovation and leadership”, “Oxford College’s dedication to global awareness and community service”, “MIT’s focus on problem-solving and interdisciplinary research”
  • [ACADEMIC_GOALS]: The academic achievements or milestones you aim to reach during your time at the institution.
    • Examples: “earning a degree in Computer Science with a focus on artificial intelligence”, “developing a solid foundation in Environmental Law”, “contributing to cutting-edge research in biomedical engineering”
  • [CAREER_GOALS]: Your aspirations for your professional life following graduation, which the education at the institution will help you achieve.
    • Examples: “leading innovative tech startups”, “advocating for sustainable environmental policies at a global level”, “conducting groundbreaking medical research to cure diseases”

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