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What brings you joy essay

Hey peeps! I'm working on a personal essay about what brings me joy for an application. Can anyone suggest a unique approach to take when writing about such a topic? I want it to stand out from the rest. Any tips or examples would be super helpful. Thanks!

7 months ago

Hello! A unique approach to writing about what brings you joy could be to focus on a lesser-known or niche interest that you're passionate about, which might not be as common in other applicants' essays. This way, you can share a more personal side of yourself while also engaging the reader with something unexpected and interesting.

In terms of essay structure, one idea is to choose a specific moment or a series of moments related to that interest or hobby that genuinely brought you joy. Avoid just listing reasons why it makes you happy; instead, describe a scene or two and the emotions you experienced, allowing the reader to "feel" your joy through your writing.

For example, if you love collecting unique coins from around the world, you might share a story about finding a rare coin at a local flea market and how the feeling of owning a piece of history brings you happiness. Alternatively, if you enjoy attending live poetry readings, you could describe the first time you stumbled into a small open-mic poetry night and discuss your newfound appreciation for the power of spoken word performances.

Whichever approach you take, remember to be genuine and honest in your essay. This will make your writing more engaging and memorable for the reader, helping your application stand out from the rest.

Finally, if you want to get a second set of eyes on your essay to verify that your approach is working, remember that CollegeVine offers both free peer essay reviews and paid reviews by expert college admissions advisors. Sometimes, that more objective perspective is just the thing that will take your response from good to great.

Good luck with your essay!

7 months ago

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