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Below is a list of required and optional writing questions for this school.  Depending on your answers to some questions you may be required to complete additional writing questions, so be sure to read all of the instructions within your application. 

First Year     Transfer

First Year

College-Specific Writing Questions

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
If you wish to submit your resume, you may upload it here. Optional Upload --
 

Writing Supplement

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
Please respond in 100 words or less:

While arguing a Dartmouth-related case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1818, Daniel Webster, Class of 1801, uttered this memorable line: "It is, Sir a small college. And yet, there are those who love it!" As you seek admission to the Class of 2022, what aspects of the College's program, community, or campus environment attract your interest?
Required Long Answer 1/100
Please respond in 250-300 words after selecting from these available prompts.

1. In Love Medicine, author Louise Erdrich ’76 writes, ''Society is like this card game here, cousin. We got dealt our hand before we were even born, and as we grow we have to play as best as we can.'' Describe your ''hand'' and reflect on how you have played it.

2. From songs and film to formulae and computer code, human expression and discovery take many forms. How do you express your creativity? What ideas or values do you explore and celebrate when your imagination wanders?

3. During the 2016 Olympic Games, American runner Abbey D’Agostino ’14 collided with another athlete in the first round of the 5,000-meter event. Both fell to the track. Although injured, Abbey’s first instinct was to help the other fallen athlete so they could continue the race together. Their selflessness was widely praised as the embodiment of the Olympic ideal of sportsmanship. Share a moment when kindness guided your actions.

4. Twenty years ago, the world met Harry Potter and his companions. One of the more memorable lines from the J.K. Rowling series was spoken by Albus Dumbledore: ''Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.'' What ideas or experiences bring you joy?

5. ''I have no special talent,'' Albert Einstein once observed. ''I am only passionately curious.'' Celebrate your intellectual curiosity.

6. ''Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams,'' television producer Shonda Rhimes ’91 told graduating seniors during her 2014 Commencement address. ''It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.'' What inspires your hard work? What matters to you and how do you “make things happen” to create change?
Required Long Answer 1/300
 
 


Transfer

College-Specific Writing Questions

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
If you wish to submit your resume, you may upload it here. Optional Upload --
 

Writing Supplement

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
Please respond in 100 words or less:

While arguing a Dartmouth-related case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1818, Daniel Webster, Class of 1801, uttered this memorable line: "It is, Sir a small college. And yet, there are those who love it!" As you seek admission to the Class of 2022, what aspects of the College's program, community, or campus environment attract your interest?
Required Long Answer 1/100
Please respond in 250-300 words after selecting from these available prompts.

1. In Love Medicine, author Louise Erdrich ’76 writes, ''Society is like this card game here, cousin. We got dealt our hand before we were even born, and as we grow we have to play as best as we can.'' Describe your ''hand'' and reflect on how you have played it.

2. From songs and film to formulae and computer code, human expression and discovery take many forms. How do you express your creativity? What ideas or values do you explore and celebrate when your imagination wanders?

3. During the 2016 Olympic Games, American runner Abbey D’Agostino ’14 collided with another athlete in the first round of the 5,000-meter event. Both fell to the track. Although injured, Abbey’s first instinct was to help the other fallen athlete so they could continue the race together. Their selflessness was widely praised as the embodiment of the Olympic ideal of sportsmanship. Share a moment when kindness guided your actions.

4. Twenty years ago, the world met Harry Potter and his companions. One of the more memorable lines from the J.K. Rowling series was spoken by Albus Dumbledore: ''Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.'' What ideas or experiences bring you joy?

5. ''I have no special talent,'' Albert Einstein once observed. ''I am only passionately curious.'' Celebrate your intellectual curiosity.

6. ''Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams,'' television producer Shonda Rhimes ’91 told graduating seniors during her 2014 Commencement address. ''It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.'' What inspires your hard work? What matters to you and how do you “make things happen” to create change?
Required Long Answer 1/300
 
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  • Date Created: 08/09/2017
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