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Four Weeks to Effective Responses TO THE UC Personal Insight Questions

In four weeks, you will:

  • Understand the UC PIQs as part of the application review process, including the UC’s 14-point checklist.
  • Learn the intent behind each Personal Insight Question.
  • Review the questions and explore stories that address them.
  • Brainstorm themes for each of your four PIQ responses.
  • Get expert help selecting themes and stories for each response to create a great first draft.
  • Create your first drafts focused on content.
  • Receive feedback on openings, closings, and areas that need more detail.
  • Revise and update your essays with expert help. Two full written reviews of each response are included.

“The advising I got with my essays was very clear and helped me develop more interesting and in-depth final results.”

Annelisa F., Student, California

Step By Step Overview Of the UC PIQ Course

WEek One

  • Do the self-discovery course (included in the price of this course).
  • Learn about the UC application review process.
  • Understand the PIQs and how they relate to the rest of your application.
  • Brainstorm ideas.
  • Meet with your counselor to get feedback and choose a theme and story for each response.

Week TwO

  • Create detailed outlines for each response.
  • Create your first drafts focused on content.
  • Meet with your counselor to get written and verbal feedback to add new details and answer questions.

Week Three

  • Expand key detail areas.
  • Review your openings and closings.
  • Create your second drafts.
  • Meet with your counselor to get feedback on your second drafts and review the content and structure.

Week Four

  • Revise and update your essays.
  • Create your third drafts with content, structure, and flow.
  • Get detailed written feedback from your counselor.
  • Create your near-final drafts.
  • Get feedback on polish, grammar, and writing rules.
  • Finalize your essays.

Expert Coaching for Winning UC Personal Insight Question Responses

Three 30-Minute Consultations

The course includes three 30-minute consultations with your LifeLaunchr coach. The three sessions will help you to

  • Discuss your self-discovery results and brainstorm, and select themes for each response.
  • Discuss your first drafts, identify areas to expand details, and explore structures.
  • Review your second drafts and discuss content, structure, beginnings, endings, and polish.

Detailed Written Feedback

You’ll also get detailed written feedback on two other revisions. At every step, we will guide you step-by-step using a precise and detailed method that teaches you to write effectively in your authentic voice. Ensure your responses address the UC’s goals.



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