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Would a college essay about Taylor Swift be off-putting?

Taylor Swift's music has been influential in my life, seriously speaking. It's tempting to write my essay on that influence but I'm worried it might come across as unprofessional or too fangirlish. Could this work or should I play it safe with another topic?

8 months ago

Hey there! Absolutely, a college essay can be about literally any topic, including your passion for Taylor Swift's music, as long as you are able to connect it back to your personal growth or values. The key is to focus on how her music has impacted your life or worldview, rather than simply expressing admiration. For example, perhaps her approach to songwriting inspired you to start journaling or engage with storytelling, or her career evolution influenced your own approach to challenges and adaptation. Admissions officers appreciate essays that provide insight into who you are, what matters to you, and how you think. So if Taylor Swift's music really speaks to you on a personal level beyond being a fan, and if you can articulate that in a reflective and mature way, it could make for an engaging and memorable essay. Just make sure that the essay remains about your personal journey, with Taylor Swift’s influence being the backdrop, not the main focus. Best of luck with your admissions process – shake it off and write from the heart!

8 months ago

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