The Common App Essay: How Do You Choose A Prompt and Topic?
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. That's not going to be the best way to choose a prompt and topic for the Common App essay. Just sayin'. So how should you go about making your choices? Get clear – and specific – about who you are what matters to you. Clarity is the foundation of your authentic writing voice. Students often think they have nothing important to say. Or they mistakenly believe they should write about something dramatic or shocking. They simply don’t trust their own thoug