When you’ve answered each question, you’ve written a kernel essay! Example: A time when you felt invisible: when my teacher didn’t see me raise my hand and I accidentally peed my pants! 1. I was 5 years old, sitting in my kindergarten classroom. 2. We had just got back from lunch, and I had a lot of water to drink. 3. I kept raising my hand to ask my teacher to go to the restroom, but.