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Read both of the following prompts. Write a response to one of them. Your essay should be one to two pages long. Make sure to stay within the 35-minute time limit, starting now.

A. Many people have hidden qualities that do not emerge until they are needed. It can feel wonderful to discover in yourself a strength that you did not know you have. Write about a time when you learned something about yourself that you hadn’t known before.

Do I have a hidden quality that I know about myself? I don’t really know if I have one, I mean sure some people have them and not know about them, but that’s an easier story to tell you know? Well I guess I don’t have much of a choice, I suppose compassion or empathy is something I have a vast feeling of that really helped when I was up in Reno not too long ago. You see the day started out pretty normal, I was with my grandmother for a short vacation, you know spending time with her, she was going to be eighty three this year, and I wanted to make as many memories as possible with her. My Uncle Junior had needed to go down to my Auntie’s shop that afternoon to go fix her neighbors furnace, he asked if I wanted to go, and of course I would say yes! I have yet to see my Auntie while on my visit up there makes it a bit special; this may be the last chance I get to see her, so I went with him to see my Aunt Jackie at the shop.

My Aunt Jackie runs a Dog Grooming business and I wanted to help out as much as possible, starting with washing the dogs and keeping them calm so that...
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