Some students freak out at the mention of the word passion. It’s overused and the fizz is gone. Agreed.
But until we find a better word –
Passion is about experiencing a strong feeling of enthusiasm for what you do. When you engage in a pursuit that fulfills you, the payoff can lead to a profound sense of satisfaction.
Reflect on what moves you to celebrate an accomplishment:
~ Acing a challenging class
~ Completing an innovative project
~ Solving a problem in your community
As you draft your college essays, think about the last time you got up and danced due to a job well-done. Good chance it was connected to an essay-worthy passion.