Everyone, there’s urgent UPCAT news! We have called the UP Office of Admissions and it has been confirmed: there’s going to be an essay writing portion in this year’s UP College Admission Test (UPCAT 2013). I asked and I was told the UPCAT essay question is likely to be in English – but that’s not something the UP Office of Admissions can be certain about. The essay question may be in Filipino – who really knows (at least before the UPCAT)?
It doesn’t really matter much at this late stage what language the essay for the UPCAT is going to be. What matters is, at this point, you must start practicing and honing your essay writing skills to prepare for what would probably turn out to be one of the most grueling portions of the UPCAT – grueling not because you’ll find it hard to compose an UPCAT essay (you probably have the essay-writing basics down pat) but because you weren’t expecting an essay question in the UPCAT and thus wouldn’t have been able to prepare for it.
Was the Brain Train’s UPCAT Essay Writing Contest through Academic-Clinic this year a portent of things to come? Perhaps. Anyway, those who submitted entries in the said contest should be feeling quite glad right now. At least you got to sharpen your essay writing skills a bit, right?
If you’re feeling stumped, take a leaf out of the “ACET exam takers’ book” and read the following ACET Essay writing resources here at Academic-Clinic.
Everyone, good luck! Academic-Clinic wishes you the best. May you all trump the UPCAT!