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Barkley wrote most of her essay in two sittings and spent weeks editing it with Bickford. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action.
She examines what it means to come from poverty, and the extra effort she takes to obtain resources she feels are taken for granted by her peers. The general topic asks students to "articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself," although any topic that explores the theme of ethics is acceptable.
I didn't automatically think to write an essay about my mom or being first-generation. This office, along with the McNair Scholars program, is just one of many Winthrop offers to help first-generation, low-income students pursue that degree.
For much of her sophomore year, the Sumter, South Carolina, native kept a journal in which she tried to work through the issues and questions, both personal and universal, she encountered.