The College Admissions Essay: Finding a Topic - The New York Times

You may think you know what you’re going to write your college admissions essay about but, before you do, read this list to learn what topics you should avoid and why.

So, here is a list of 10 topics to avoid in your essay for college admission.
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Avoid preaching about sensitive topics, no matter how passionate you are about a particular one. You never know who is going to be reading your admissions essay and the goal at hand is to gain admission into college.


Bad College Admissions Essay Topics - ThoughtCo

Nov 3, 2016 - Writing College Admissions Essays @ Alvin Sherman Library: Essay Topics ..
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It is always a pleasure to read a “funny” essay. A unique topic or approach is often refreshing to a college admissions officer who has been reading applications all day. Further, an unusual or off-beat essay is an excellent way to show your creativity. However, you should not attempt to be funny if this is not your natural personality or voice. Your comfort level as a writer is a serious factor in the success of your essay. The more natural you sound the better.