I'm not suggesting that your response should necessarily be "I love to learn"; that's too easy.
What I'm saying is that successful applicants will spend a lot of time considering their desire to learn.
Here are the supplemental essay prompts with their directions.
Respond to Question 1 – and, if you choose, Question 2 – by writing a paragraph or two for each question.
Then choose one of the five extended essay options, indicate your choice, and write a one- or two-page response.
This is your chance to speak to us and our chance to listen as you tell us about yourself, your tastes, and your ambitions.Each topic can be addressed with utter seriousness, complete fancy, or something in between-it is your choice.Play, analyze (don't agonize), create, compose-let us hear the result of your thinking about something that interests you, in a voice that is your own. How does the University of Chicago, as you know it now, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future?common Application"), Chicago's supplemental essay questions are still the same sort of intellectual, thoughtful and just plain quirky prompts we've come to expect from them.U of C is a place where fit is just as important as intellect.But it's arguably the school's most defining characteristic.And I don't believe you can give a convincing and engaging answer to this prompt without addressing your own desire to learn. Would you please tell us about a few of your favorite books, poems, authors, films, plays, pieces of music, musicians, performers, paintings, artists, magazines, or newspapers?Before you start, really consider why you want to attend U of C.I say that because U of C is almost certainly not the place for you if you are applying because "it's a great school" or "it has a great reputation." You could say that about lots of other colleges, and proud Chicago students and faculty would be the first to tell you that the University of Chicago is most certainly like other schools. I'll talk more about this below when we get to the essay question that asks why you want to attend.That's true for any college that asks this question.If you'd like to see more detailed advice about just how to reveal something about yourself when responding to a "Why are you applying to our college?