how to apply to UC Berkeley?please help?

how to apply to UC Berkeley?please help?
OK…so ive been doing A TON of research on applying to colleges but I cant seem to get the questions i really need???

1. do you have to make an essay or can you summit a video essay, which is better? to get it???
3.i just need a list of things i need to do and how to and just anything that helps!!!

PLEASE ANSWER!!! super confused!!!

1. You must fill out the UC application at https://admissions.universityofcaliforni… which will become available on October 1. The UC application requires you to submit a personal statement, which includes two prompts that total 1,000 words. No additional materials will be accepted for admission evaluation consideration unless requested by the campus (usually for majors that require a supplemental application such as nursing or art).

2. Berkeley generally favors students with rigorous HS curriculum (high number of a-g and UC-approved honors/AP/IB/CC courses), excellent weighted and unweighted GPA, and demonstrated leadership potential. You are also compared to your peers, meaning your academic and extracurricular achievements are viewed in context of students in your HS and the general applicant pool in the year you apply. Berkeley is general achievement oriented (academic and extracurricular) and the campus is especially interested in students who will take advantage of what Berkeley has to offer and become agents of social change.

3. Take lots of a-g/UC-approved honors/AP/IB/CC courses, get excellent grades, take SAT/ACT and get good test scores, demonstrate leadership potential through your extracurriculars, fill out the UC application, pay $70 to apply, and wait for the decision.