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Any advice for choosing a college essay topic?

Hello, I'm having a hard time deciding on a topic for my college essay. I want it to be unique and personal, but I'm struggling to find the right focus. Does anyone have any advice or tips on how to choose a great essay topic? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hi there! Choosing a college essay topic can indeed be challenging, but don't worry, you're not alone in this. It's great that you want your essay to be unique and personal. To start, think about experiences or moments in your life that shaped your identity or had a significant impact on you. These moments can be big or small, as long as they hold meaning to you.

For example, my own child wrote about a family road trip that turned into an unexpected adventure. This allowed them to showcase their adaptability and resourcefulness, as well as share some personal insights about their family dynamics.

Don't be afraid to brainstorm and jot down any ideas that come to mind. Sometimes, the best topic emerges after exploring several possibilities. Reflect on what makes you, well, you – your passions, your values, or your unique perspective. And remember, there's no perfect topic – what matters is how you convey your story and the genuine voice you bring to it. Good luck!

9 months ago

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