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How do I choose the right college essay topic?

Hello! I'm a junior and I'm starting to brainstorm ideas for my college essay. I have a few ideas, but I'm not sure which one to go with. How do I choose the right essay topic? What should I consider when making my decision? Thanks for any tips you can share!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great to see you're starting to brainstorm ideas for your college essay. I've been through this process with my child, so I can share some pointers that might help you. When choosing the right essay topic, think about the following aspects: 1. Your passion: Pick a topic that you're truly passionate about. This will help you write a more engaging and genuine essay. 2. Uniqueness: Colleges receive thousands of essays every year, so try to choose a topic that sets you apart from the crowd. Show them something they haven't seen before. 3. Personal growth: A good essay topic should showcase your personal growth and development. Try to choose a topic that demonstrates how you've grown and learned from your experiences. 4. Connection to your goals: If possible, choose a topic that connects to your future goals and aspirations. This will show the admissions officers that you have a clear sense of direction. Ultimately, the 'right' essay topic will be the one that best captures your personality, values, and aspirations. Trust your instincts, and I'm sure you'll make a great choice. Good luck!

10 months ago

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