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I do declare

A guide to your art major application

Brainstorming questions

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Your art

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Think about the future

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Writing process

Everyone writes differently, but here's some basic tips.


  • Use the questions in this pamphlet as a jumpstart and let your ideas grow from there.


  • Narrow your topics down.
  • Focus your ideas on something central.
  • Find the connective tissue of the piece.

Take breaks

  • Take a step back; do something else. It will help you reflect on what you’ve written when you return

Have a chat

  • Talk to someone about what you’re writing about (a friend, a parent, a Writing Consultant).
  • Writing is meant to be read and understood! Communicate your ideas to someone off the page.
  • Check in with yourself. Reflect on everything you’ve written so far. Is this reflective of what you want to do for the next few years?


  • Don’t leave this all to the end! Revise as you go. Revision is an active, reflective process — ideas grow and shift.

Rinse and repeat in any order! 

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