From the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science & the Arts (LSA) Honors Program website:
The LSA Honors Program is community of individuals who are interested in ideas, discovery, and intellectual and cultural exchange. We seek academically talented students who want to be part of such a community. To help us determine whether you might thrive in the Honors community, respond to one of the following prompts. Your essay should be 500-1000 (please, no more than 1000 words).
Respond to one of the following prompts:
- You arrive at one of your classes to find the room/lecture hall unexpectedly empty. In the room you find a potato, a book, and a tube of paint. Why are those things there, what is the connection, and where did everyone go?
- Write a letter to the Nobel Prize committee in Sweden nominating your choice for the next recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Your nominee may be from contemporary life or from history, but may not be a Nobel laureate in any field already.
- Explain unicorns.
- The national election of 2008 was widely regarded as a landmark election. Do you expect the national election of 2012 to be a landmark? Why or why not?
- What is good science?
Am I bold enough to use these as a writing prompt?