Help me study for my Application Writing class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.

Applicants should submit a written statement discussing their artistic background, both professionally and academically, and outlining their interest in postgraduate study and in particular the M.A. in Illustration program at MICA. Applicants should talk about their work and goals in relation to the broader discourse of illustration, explaining what draws them to advanced study in this field. Applicants with backgrounds in different disciplines should address how their previous experiences have prepared them for study in Illustration. (Limit: 500 words)

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