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Hi, Im a rising senior starting to plan for my college essays. Im struggling on which topic I should write about and whether or not it's intriguing enough for a college advisor. These are the topics I'm considering:

1. How my name as made me realize that I am an important individual

2. How being diagnosed with epilepsy the year before high school has affected my high school experiences.

3. How my security blanket fell apart during my hard times but got fixed when I got better.

4. How needing spoilers for a book/show causes me to focus on the future and plan for it instead of enjoying the present and living in the moment.

I'm open to suggestions on how to fix any of these topics. I would really appreciate your guys help.

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a month ago

I think you should go with option 2. It seems really nice and the admissions team at your university would use that medium to get to know you inside out.

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a month ago

one or two for sureeee! either way, good luck with your admissions!! :)))

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26 days ago

Firstly, I want to mention that we have A LOT in common. I thought of writing about three of these topics. From the YouTube videos I watched, I saw that the first option is really common among students; however, it has helped many students get into good universities. So if you have solid ideas in mind, it can be a viable option. I personally prefer the second one more, as it builds a human-human connection. Best of luck :)

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