Upon first read, you might be confused as to why Emory asks this ambiguous prompt that not only demands an answer but also requires you to interpret the question. As we mentioned before, Emory is a leading research university that seeks to pioneer technological and social developments in this world. In an era in which society is changing more rapidly than ever before and norms for moral conduct are becoming more muddled, Emory University wants to ensure that its students are leaders in innovation with a concrete set of moral principles. This essay is your opportunity to discuss the ethics by which you live your life.
Let’s try to further simplify this prompt. The keywords here are: social media, engage, and integrity.
The meaning of the word integrity can be roughly divided into two aspects: wholeness, and moral principles. The first step to this prompt is defining what the word integrity means to you. How do you keep your moral principles “intact?” In other words, how do you ensure that you (and/or others) do not violate the code of moral conduct of which you value?
To get you started, consider the following questions:
- What kind of treatment of another person is unacceptable to you?
- How do you avoid treating other people like that in everyday life?
- What would would you do ( or do you do) if you witness a person treating another in such unacceptable way?
- Why do you find this behavior especially unacceptable?
- What kind of treatment of another person seems especially kind to you?
- Why do you think of this behavior as especially kind?
Once you have nailed down what integrity means to you by analyzing the answers to these considerations, explain how your code of moral conduct applies in the world of social media, where people with malicious intent can hide behind the veil of anonymity. Emory wants to see how you aspire to promote morality and honesty in a world where information is exchanged very rapidly, and matter-of-factly.
Also, while this prompt addresses a broader social issue, it asks that you discuss the topic in the context of you. So you must tie your essay back to your own sentiments, actions, and experiences in the digital world.
Be careful to not get too political or controversial with this topic. Ultimately, this is an admissions essay and the officers are more interested in hearing what integrity means to you, and how you propose to adhere to it in environments (social media) where it might be tempting to not follow such high moral standards.
Keep in mind that this essay, like the others, allows a maximum of 150 words. So, be sure to be concise and lucid in your response.
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What motivates you to learn? ( Upto 150 words)
India, with 74% of the population who are literate, has the highest illiterate population in the world. However, I am lucky enough to have been born in a family who are stable enough to give me a high-quality education.
That is why I do not want to waste this opportunity God has bestowed upon me. I hope to capitalise on it… not capitalise in the meaning of becoming a rich person playing minigolf on his private plane to the Hamptons. But capitalise in the sense to going back to India and giving all my fellow citizens the chance that I was fortunate enough to have.
This the dream that keeps me up at night.
That is why I want to learn; why I have to learn : to serve my country.
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