Here are some example essays to give you an idea of how they should look. Keep in mind that these are not necessarily examples of an A+ essay, although you are welcome to have fun with it and practice by strengthening the arguments presented:

Example Essay

Example Essay 2

Essay topics for assigned cohorts will be posted here on a rolling basis (updated Jan 11):

Section 1


Essay B1

Essay C1


Essay A2

Essay B2

Essay C2


Essay A3

Essay B3

Essay C3



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A note about the essays:

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Some of these essays are tricky, and require considerable thought. So be sure to start early and email us if you are confused about a prompt and don’t know where to start. We’ll do our best to help!