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08/14/2020 at 02:55PM

What if I didn’t face any challenges in the past but still want to have a good essay?

I didn’t face any challenges in the past, but I want to write an essay that can impress the admission officers. Do you have any advices to do that? Thank you.

@DebaterMAX08/14/2020 at 06:59PM

Do a different essay topic but also check out John Hopkins essays that work specifically the potato one.

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08/14/2020 at 03:54PM

You definitely can write essays without having a personal struggle. I mean, look at this one:, which was about someone's love of Costco. In all honesty, any part of your life can be used to make an impactful college essay, it's not the event that matters, it is what you took away from it that helps. I have a classmate who wrote about the "poetry of memes " and what memes mean to them last year and got into several top colleges (Wesleyan, Brown, Cal).

So yeah, it's what you take away, NOT the experience, that counts.