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How do I choose the right topic for my college essay?

Hey guys, I'm struggling to come up with a topic for my college essay. How do I choose the right topic that will showcase my personality and make me stand out? Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

9 months ago

Hey there! Choosing the right topic for your college essay can definitely be a challenge, but remember that it's an opportunity to show the admissions committee who you are beyond your grades and test scores. Start by brainstorming a list of experiences, accomplishments, challenges, or personal traits that you think might be interesting to share.

Once you have a list, try to narrow it down to the ones that make you feel the most excited or passionate. Choose something that tells a unique story about you, and don't be afraid to be a little vulnerable. A good tip is to avoid surface-level topics like winning a game or getting a good grade. Instead, dig deeper into what those events meant to you, how they shaped your character, or how they represent your values.

Good luck, and I'm sure you'll come up with a great topic that showcases your personality!

9 months ago

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