University Ivy League essays
These days, I am working as an MBA consultant for an international firm, and assisting my students with their Ivy league applications. The easiest advice I can give you, for both types of essays, is that the questions are hidden interview questions assertaining your character. If the question asks about a difficult situation, it is a stress test question. Those that probe your reading list are looking for a deep thinking, thoughtful and well rounded person. If your reading list is typical and uninspiring, most likely you are also a bit dull. When you read your own material, ask yourself if you would like to meet you, after reading your essay. What kind of character traits do you have? Are you dynamic, and interesting? How have you developed your leadership skills and abilities? Be sure to address the topic and keep your points clear and strong. Good luck!