A few examples: You noticed some students at your school couldn't get extra help in their subjects because they had to work after school.You petition as part of the student government to have some hours of support for students in the mornings. Do you have a creative skill that is important to you? If you used creativity to solve a problem, what was your solution? How does your creativity influence your decisions inside or outside the classroom?
Essay 4 and Essay 5 are too similar; don't pick both.
Essay 8 is the catchall, allowing you to write just about anything.
Start by drafting an answer to one of the essays in the first category.
Writing what you want to write first will make you feel slightly more confident and comfortable moving on.
For example, in an educational setting, leadership might be structured around an exchange of knowledge.
In an artistic setting, leadership may be about organizing a set of ideas in order to create the conditions for collaboration.
The advantage of doing them after is that they can serve as drafts to the essay you will eventually complete, but you may not be as connected to the experience you want to share. Write for 5 minutes about a time when: -You liked yourself.
This is the format of the free writes are 5 minutes each: Write for 5 minutes without stopping. -You realized you were different than you expected.
You can be a leader in a conversation with your family members, with someone older than you, etc.
This prompt could also quite easily provoke bragging; avoid this because it not only paints a distasteful picture of you but also because it doesn't answer the question.