Common Application Essay
Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?
Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great American transcendentalist, said, “The greatest glory in living is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Like Emerson, I believe that rising through my failures has enabled me to become successful and satisfied throughout my high school years. In the summer of 2013, I had committed myself to attending the Governor’s School for Science and Technology, considered one of the most prestigious institutions for . . .
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