Most likely, you will think about an essay that will contain some personal information. The central purpose of this essay is to tell and describe your personal feelings, ideas or experiences that can be useful or thought-provoking for your audience.
This can be done, but doing it well involves great writing skill.
No matter what, be sure to keep the verb tense consistent.
Regardless of whether or not one of your applications will be submitted to Vanderbilt, we would like to offer you a few nuggets of the expertise we have acquired working with students and evaluating applications over years. Over the next several weeks, we will be posting lists of tips concerning various pieces of the application that we hope will make this process a little less overwhelming for all of you.
Each of us has some exciting story to tell our friends, or particular experience to share with others.