Imagine someone just asked you to ramble to them about the most interesting person you've read about.
What might differentiate you from the 19 other first-year students in an entry?
What perspective(s) would you add to the conversation with your peers?
While not required, the Williams supplemental questions allow you to express the parts of yourself that admissions officers want to see most.
Please respond to one of the prompts below in a short essay of 300 words or fewer.
Focused on close reading, writing and oral defense of ideas, more than 60 tutorials a year are offered across the curriculum, with titles like Aesthetic Outrage, Financial Crises: Causes and Cures, and Genome Sciences: At the Cutting Edge. Of anyone in the world, whom would you choose to be your partner in the class, and why? Each Sunday night, in a tradition called Storytime, students, faculty and staff gather to hear a fellow community member relate a brief story from their life (and to munch on the storyteller’s favorite homemade cookies). What lessons have you drawn from that story, and how would those lessons inform your time at Williams? Every first-year student at Williams lives in an Entry—a thoughtfully constructed microcosm of the student community that’s a defining part of the Williams experience.
From the moment they arrive, students find themselves in what’s likely the most diverse collection of backgrounds, perspectives and interests they’ve ever encountered.Note: The Williams Writing Supplement is entirely optional. Writing these essays well will drastically improve your chances of being accepted. This is your chance to make yourself stand out from the thousands of impressive resumes and test scores that Williams admissions officers see every year.More important than who you talk about is why you want to work with them.For example: I would love the opportunity to be able to hash out questions about music cognition and pedagogy with music education You Tuber Adam Neely. " His videos often leave me with more questions than answers, which is the way I've always loved to learn.Williams is all about the magical power of small groups interacting - they care about a deeply shared and collaborative academic process.Williams wants to see how you'll contribute to this process.Let's take a look at how to show these parts of yourself through each of these supplementary essays.Our distinctive Oxford-style tutorial classes -- in which two students are guided by a professor in deep exploration of a single topic -- are a prime example.Each week the students take turns developing independent work—an essay, a problem set, a piece of art—and critiquing their partner's work.Focused on close reading, writing and oral defense of ideas, more than 60 tutorials a year are offered across the curriculum, with titles like Aesthetic Outrage, Financial Crises: Causes and Cures, and Genome Sciences: At the Cutting Edge. Of anyone in the world, whom would you choose to be your partner in the class, and why?