Nearly 700 colleges accept the The Common Application, which makes it easy to apply to multiple schools with just one form.
If you are using the Common App to apply for college admission in 2019, you will have 250–650 words to respond to ONE of the following prompts: Answer this prompt by reflecting on a hobby, facet of your personality, or experience that is genuinely meaningful and unique to you.
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At other times I find the story first and the themes become apparent through the process of writing.
Whatever your approach, it is well worth putting some thought into it before you commit yourself to the hard work of writing out the story.Love – love fades, is blind, can overcome all obstacles, can Lust – for power, for sex.Power – the search for, the loss of, what we are willing to exchange for.Loss – of life, innocence, love, friends, to avoid.Loneliness – no man is an island, or hell is other people.Choose this prompt if you have a relevant—and specific! A vague essay about a hot button issue doesn’t tell the admissions committee anything useful about YOU.This essay is designed to get at the heart of how you think and what makes you tick.If your theme is not compelling to you, it will certainly not be compelling to your readers.So think very carefully, not just about your themes but about how you intend exploring them.But overcoming challenges demonstrates courage, grit, and perseverance!That’s why the last piece of this prompt is essential.