Books that students love often come up in college essays. When college applicants write about books, though, they too often write about the same books. Don't write about "The Hunger Games" in your college essays -- even if you read the books. You'll be one of way too many applicants who do so. Try to avoid writing about books that are obviously required reading at your high school.
Popular College Application Essay Topics (and How to Answer Them)
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Each year, about half of our applicants submit their application in the last few days before the deadline. Even our ED early birds seem to know how to procrastinate. So as our November 1 ED deadline approaches, I thought I'd write to you, future applicants everywhere, and give you four easy tips for a great college essay. Here we go! It's time to be a little self-centered : Despite the often bad rap, I find seniors in high school have a hard time being self-centered when it comes to writing their college essays. Often your instinct is to write about something else - an experience, another person, a favorite activity - rather than your personality, passions, or quirks.
At the end of our freshman year at Harvard, my roommates and I, having done so well so far in the lottery of life, did badly in the housing lottery. We were sent to live in the Quad, a group of dorms half a mile northwest of the main campus. On the other hand, cut off from civilization, we had a lot of time to think. We thought about modernity, the Renaissance, etc.
For full details, please click here. Get help writing your college application essays. Find this year's Common App writing prompts and popular essay questions used by individual colleges. The college essay is your opportunity to show admissions officers who you are apart from your grades and test scores and to distinguish yourself from the rest of a very talented applicant pool. Nearly colleges accept the The Common Application , which makes it easy to apply to multiple schools with just one form.