Brainstorming Essay Tip #3: Write a list of your most quirky, yet positive features


Write a list of your most quirky, yet positive features: Brainstorming Tip #3

I love Stanford and Harvard’s supplemental Letter to Your Future Roommate. These letters are often so much more interesting than the other essays.

Makshya wrote about her fetish for making lists and provided her list. Every item from her list could turn into a great essay starter. Samples from her list include: “I have the ability to create and develop different fonts in my handwriting” and “One of my favorite words is “ubuntu,” which means humanity in Xhosa.”

Start with a list of what makes you, you. Maybe that will spark an essay topic you can use as your long personal statement or another key college application essay.


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