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How can I find a good college essay topic?

Hello! I'm a junior and I've been thinking about my college essays, but I'm struggling to come up with a good topic. Does anyone have any advice on how to find a unique and interesting topic? Thanks in advance!

10 months ago

Hi there! I remember when my child was in your position, and we spent a lot of time brainstorming essay topics together. One thing that helped was reflecting on personal experiences, passions, and interests. Think about the moments in your life that have been meaningful to you or helped shape who you are today. These can be big or small moments, as long as they've had an impact on you. Also, consider what makes you unique – maybe you have a hobby, talent, or perspective that sets you apart from others. You can also discuss challenges you've faced and how you've overcome them. Colleges love to see resilience and personal growth, so don't be afraid to be vulnerable in your essay. Another approach is to think about the values and messages you want to convey in your essay. What do you want the admissions officers to understand about you? Once you have some ideas, try writing a few different drafts and see which one feels the most authentic and engaging. Remember, the best topics are often the ones that you are most passionate about, as your enthusiasm will shine through in your writing. Good luck, and I'm sure you'll come up with something great!

10 months ago

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