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How do I choose the best essay topic?

Hi all! I'm a junior and I've been brainstorming ideas for my college application essay. I have a few different ideas, but I'm struggling to decide which one is the best. How can I choose a topic that will make my essay stand out? Any advice is welcome! Thanks!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're being proactive about your college application essay. Choosing the right topic is indeed important to make your essay stand out. From my experience with my own child, I'd recommend focusing on a topic that showcases your personality, growth, and passion. It's best to choose a story or experience that helped shape your values or changed your perspective on something. When you write about something personal and meaningful to you, your enthusiasm and genuine interest will come through in your writing. This can make a difference in how the admissions officer perceives your application. To narrow down your ideas, try making a list of the experiences and moments that have had a significant impact on you. Write down why they were important, what you learned from them, and how they have affected your future goals. Then, choose the one that resonates the most with you and can effectively showcase your unique qualities. Remember, it's not about choosing the most impressive accomplishment, but rather about finding a topic that allows you to express your authentic self. Good luck!

11 months ago

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