This essay is the most crucial part of your application; the Application Review Committee will use it to gain a better understanding of you as a person. Please use it as an opportunity to demonstrate not just your ability to write well, but to demonstrate your critical thinking ability. All essays must be double-spaced and a minimum of 500 words.
A well-written essay has demonstrated mastery in the following three areas:
- Mechanics of Writing: Writer demonstrated mastery with the mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization.
Sentence & Paragraph Structure: Writer demonstrated mastery with sentence and paragraph fluency and use of transitional words and phrases throughout the writing.
- Development of Ideas: Writer demonstrated mastery with development of ideas: prompt was properly addressed, critical thought was present, the writing was coherent, & specific examples were used.
"Retirement isn't the end of the road, but just a turn in the road."
It's time for you to retire. Two people have been chosen to speak about you, your life, and your accomplishments. Which two people are speaking and what would they say? Following their remarks, you impart a bit of wisdom about what you've learned about life. What do you say?