4 months ago
Admissions Advice


Is writing about being an indigenous in your country too cliche and common. Like writing about the problems I faced as being both minority and an indigenous.

🎉 First post
Let’s welcome @Hungry_procastinator to the community! Remember to be kind, helpful, and supportive in your responses.

Earn karma by helping others:

1 karma for each ⬆️ upvote on your answer, and 20 karma if your answer is marked accepted.

1 answer

Accepted Answer
4 months ago

So I feel it’s somewhat obvious but yes it’s a great idea so long as you don’t try to solely focus on how race/ethnicity cuase diffuculty. Instead try to have the essay about what you did to overcome challenges and focus the essay on you not the problems. So TLDR use the problems you faced to talk about yourself.

Also somewhat obvious don’t for lack of a better word play the race card. Saying I’m X therefore life is hard isn’t a valid. Instead give context in your circumstances and show how you overcame.

Hope this helps and feel free to comment if you’s like clarification as I’d be more than happy to help!


Community Guidelines

To keep this community safe and supportive:

  1. Be kind and respectful!
  2. Keep posts relevant to college admissions and high school.
  3. Don’t ask “chance-me” questions. Use CollegeVine’s chancing instead!

How karma works