Discuss the subjects with which you have had difficulty. What factors do you believe
contribute to your difficulties? How have dealt with them so they will not cause
problems for you again? In what areas have you experienced the greatest
improvement? What problem areas remain?
Briefly describe a situation in which you felt that you or others were treated unfairly
or were not given an opportunity you felt you deserved. Why do you think this
happened? How did you respond? Did the situation improve as a result of your
This was the essay I wrote in response to one of the prompts on the Yale application. I got into Yale as Undecided with this essay, so I like to think its good. Its also one of the most gut-wrenching things I have ever written.