Choosing the Right Topic for Your College Essay

Are you happy with your essay topic?

Michael Winerip of the New York Times offers sound advice on college essays in a recent article in the New York Times. For those still pondering what to write about, the topic you choose is just as important as how you write your essay:

"They’re thinking big and exotic, when they need to think small and meaningful. The single most important advice I give them is to write about something that happened to them that made them feel deeply.

The saying about learning more from failure than success — I’d have to say it’s true, at least when it comes to college essays."

Winerip acknowledges that students are still trying to understand their inner selves, and realizing that the thoughts they have are common to others. Students have to be able to "let the inner out," in order to honestly share who they are with colleges.

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