Before I give you my tips for Washington State applicants, I have to start with two disclaimers.
Disclaimer #1: Washington State University is not the same as Oregon State University. (As you can tell, we're professionals.)
Disclaimer #2: We don't usually recommend that students blatantly recycle their essay responses, unchanged, at multiple colleges.
But what about when the essay questions are the same? And by the "the same," we mean exactly the same, right down to the instructions?
What Oregon State calls their insight resume, Washington State calls its personal statement. And as you'll see if you click the links, the six questions are exactly the same. (And yes, for the sticklers out there, we noticed that Washington State allows 110 words per response while Oregon State allows just 100. Thought you could slip one by us, didn't ya?!)
So with apologies to the Cougars and the Beavers for lumping you together, we're going to just blatantly repeat our previously posted advice for Oregon State applicants here. And if you're applying to both, just make sure you don't mistakenly address Washington as Oregon or vice-versa.