Here are the new 2019-2020 Common App Prompts (Choose one, 650 words, strict limit): Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it.
If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
Look at the main ideas you’ve written and see if you can think of other ideas that connect to them.
Remember that it is okay—actually, it is great—if you have many ideas right now.
Growing up in Miami, Florida, a mecca for diversity, I’ve seen interests and talents splattered across the entire spectrum.
Sports coaches who write computer code after practice, cross country runners who dabble in cancer research and community service management, these were the people who influenced my upbringing.
Not only is this essay well-written and enjoyable to read, but it reveals some important personal qualities about the author that we might not have learned about her through other components of her application.
We get a glimpse of how she constructively deals with challenge and failure, which is sure to be a useful life skill she will need in the real world, starting with her four years in college.”—Senior Assistant Director Janice Heitsenrether Now It’s Your Turn! Each paragraph, containing a different idea for your personal essay.
You won’t necessarily use all of them in your essay, but all it’s important to collect many ideas right now.
The map below uses the sample essay topic from the previous resource to show you what an idea map might look like. category_id=2&sub_category_id=2&article_id=53IDEA LISTWhat is an important goal I have for the next few years? category_id=2&sub_category_id=2&article_id=53College Essays that “Worked”Undecided - Daniel Undecided—Daniel I was born in the wrong century.