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How to Ace the UC Personal Insight Questions

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UC says it wants you to "show us your personality."

Lies.

What they really want is to see if you've got what it takes to succeed at the University of California (any campus) and beyond.

The way UC susses out this potential is through eight "personal insight questions" (PIQs), of which you must write four. Each response is limited to 350 words. So, tip #1: Brevity is key.

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