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for my common app essay can I just write a personal story (like of one my fondest memories) or does it have to have some deep message/answer a question?
Hello! It doesn't need to be super deep/contain some kind of trauma, but it should be an accurate representation of you and your passions and work ethic. I have heard of people using things like pizza and erasers as frame's for their essay's, and be admitted to Ivy Leagues. I once heard that if you can make your admissions officer laugh, cry, or preferably both, you're in. Hope this helps!
Yes, but make sure it says something about you. It could be anything. For instance, how the people in your life are important to you and you create a community within those close to you. A big mistake people make in their essays is they don't allow the reader to learn anything about them.