Hi so I really want to apply to CC but this is one of the writing questions: "The Block Plan at Colorado College has a tradition of innovation and flexibility. Design your own three-and-a-half week intellectual adventure and describe what you would do." I don't understand it or know who else to ask but a student. Could you please tell me a little about the details of the block plan. I'm stressing out about the deadline and I just have no idea how to answer. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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The intellectual adventure supplement question is essentially asking you to design a class on the Block Plan. It’s a way for the admissions counsel to understand you as a person - they want to see your interests, and they want to see if you’re creative, engaging, and independently-minded.
Your task is to come up with an innovative three and a half week plan for a class or a field stud, or both. For example, my intellectual adventure involved field study in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Costa Rica, with the aim of working with local coffee bean farmers and understanding how they are exploited on the global market by huge corporations. (Next year, I’m considering applying for a travel grant to turn that “dream” trip into a reality.)
You should try to be as creative and interesting as possible when designing your adventure. The goal is to stand out by showing the admissions counsel what kind of passion and ingenuity you could bring to CC. An especially good way to stand out concerns how you present the information. (Hint: it’s not limited to just writing an essay.)
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