FSU’s goal here is to assess your storytelling ability and better understand your values and character through a specific example.
to connect your story and its effect on your character to who you are as a person.
For example, you might choose to write about a mission trip to another country that you took in your sophomore year of high school.
However, rather than discussing the trip as a whole, it would be more effective to focus on a particular moment or problem that you encountered during the trip.
The beloved “Seminoles” have won many Atlantic Coast conferences and national championships.
The intensity of the football team’s rivalry with the University of Florida’s Gators spreads throughout the entire student body and reaches a climax at the annual Sunshine Showdown.
This third prompt asks to hear about a philosophical difference you have had with a family member, teacher, peer, society at large, or even yourself.
In a sense, this prompt is similar to the previous one about the “meaningful contribution.” In both cases, FSU wants to For example, though you’ve believed in religion all your life, perhaps you learned of a different viewpoint while reading a research paper and began questioning the validity of adhering to the religion in which you grew up.
Your writing will paint a personal picture for the admission officers and demonstrate serious interest in the school.
The first prompt asks for you to discuss a memory or story of a situation that either showcased or affected you personally.