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The American University of Rome Writing Requirements


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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
Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. Optional Long Answer 0/250
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.-Khalil Gibran
What does the above quote mean to you in regards to your experiences in life? (250-500 words)
Required Long Answer 250/500
 

Writing Supplement

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
In the essay boxes below, please respond to two of the following essay prompts:

The ancient Romans said: 'Carpe diem! (Seize the day)" What does this statement mean to you in your own pursuit of life and learning? (150-200 words)

"Luigi Pirandello said, 'It is so. When YOU think so.'" In the AUR classroom you will find students from 50 nationalities around the world. Give an example of when a thought or belief of yours was challenged by a peer from another culture, what did you learn from this experience? (150-200 words)

"In Dante's Divine Comedy, Ulysses says to his companions: 'you were not made to live like brutes or beasts / but to pursue virtue and knowledge.'" (Inferno XXVI). How might this statement relate to you? (150-200 words)

"'You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark." (Giovanni Boccaccio, author of The Decameron) Give some examples of experiences where you "exerted the utmost power of your mind" so that something "which at first looked dark" became clear to you. (150-200 words)

Applicant's Choice: Essay 1
Required Long Answer 150/200
Applicant's Choice: Essay 2 Required  Long Answer 150/200
 
 


Transfer

College-Specific Writing Questions

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. Optional Long Answer 0/250
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.-Khalil Gibran
What does the above quote mean to you in regards to your experiences in life? (250-500 words)
Required Long Answer 250/500
 

Writing Supplement

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
In the essay boxes below, please respond to <u>two</u> of the following essay prompts:

The ancient Romans said: 'Carpe diem! (Seize the day)" What does this statement mean to you in your own pursuit of life and learning? (150-200 words)

"Luigi Pirandello said, 'It is so. When YOU think so.'" In the AUR classroom you will find students from 50 nationalities around the world. Give an example of when a thought or belief of yours was challenged by a peer from another culture, what did you learn from this experience? (150-200 words)

"In Dante's Divine Comedy, Ulysses says to his companions: 'you were not made to live like brutes or beasts / but to pursue virtue and knowledge.'" (Inferno XXVI). How might this statement relate to you? (150-200 words)

"'You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark." (Giovanni Boccaccio, author of The Decameron) Give some examples of experiences where you "exerted the utmost power of your mind" so that something "which at first looked dark" became clear to you. (150-200 words)

Applicant's Choice: Essay 1
Required Long Answer 150/200
Applicant's Choice: Essay 2 Required Long Answer 150/200

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