Addresses a public policy issue of interest to you.
Your essay should:
clearly explain the issue, describe the major contending views, argue a position; and, defend it with relevant evidence.
May follow any standard style format for a college paper.
Must include proper citations of all source material.
You may use work that you have completed previously, as long as your final document meets the requirements for the policy essay.
We recognize that many applicants may not have written a public policy essay before. This is your chance to demonstrate college level writing and critical thinking skills.
The Admissions Committee will evaluate your essay based on:
The quality of its analysis and writing; and,
The coherence of its argument.