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How do I find a good topic for my personal statement?

Hey guys! I'm starting to think about my college essays and I'm struggling to find a unique and personal topic to write about. How did you all find your topics, and what advice do you have for someone like me who's feeling a bit lost? I really appreciate any guidance!

10 months ago

Hello! I understand that finding a unique and personal topic for your college essay can be challenging. When my child was in the same situation, we had a few brainstorming sessions to help narrow down the options. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

1. Reflect on your personal experiences: Think about moments that have shaped your life, interests, and character. It could be a family event, a school project, or a hobby that you are passionate about.

2. Consider your personal growth: Is there a challenge you have faced or a difficult situation that led you to grow as a person? This could make for a compelling essay topic.

3. Write about something you're passionate about: Sharing your enthusiasm and excitement about a particular subject can make your essay stand out. This can be an academic interest, a hobby, or even a cause you care about.

Remember, the main goal of your essay is to show the admissions officers a glimpse of who you are as a person. So, choose a topic that resonates with you and helps you tell your story. Good luck!

10 months ago

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