It is this: I work in a school, and every year we're given some sort of little form to fill out to be published in the school newspaper. Last year it was what our favorite concept was, before that it was what we wanted to be when we grew up.
This year it's...favorite words：
After that, the instructions specify " 好きな言葉は何ですか？ (３６文字以内で)" and includes a table with 36 empty cells, about 1.5 centimeters long and 1 centimeter high.
What I can't figure out if this is saying it wants me to write up to my 36 favorite WORDS, or write out and explain my favorite word using 36 or less kanji/kana.
I can't ask because I'm not returning to that school before the due date and I told them I'd mail it.
Any help would be appreciated.