Honors College Optional Freshman Admission Essay Questions: 2013-2014
This essay is optional. If you choose to write an essay as part of your Honors College admission application, respond to one of the following questions with an essay of 250-400 words. [Words in excess of 400 will not be read, so be careful about the length of your essay.]
If you choose to write an essay to be considered with your Honors College application, your essay must be submitted at the same time as your online, .pdf, or paper application.
Please note: Honors College essay questions are separate from all OSU Undergraduate Admissions application questions. Please be sure you have completed all necessary requirements for admission to OSU.
1. You have just learned that atmospheric scientists predict a 60% reduction in rainfall beginning in 2015 and lasting for seven years. What should be done under these circumstances, and how could you be involved?
2. According to former United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, "Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have the right to do and what is right to do." Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why?
3. Write a short story using one of the following titles: "What???" or "Never Mind" or "If Only" or "Revolting."
4. What is success, what is failure, and can something be both a failure and a success?