You should brainstorm using the following questions: Whether the essay focuses on a serious or minor idea or belief, it should be something you strongly believe in.
You should discuss how this belief has impacted your life, rather than preaching about why you’re right and others are wrong, etc.
How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
So you can spend some time describing the challenge, setback, or failure, but the majority of the essay should focus on how you overcame it and what you learned.
Your response to the situation should demonstrate positive qualities like persistence, resilience, courage, integrity, humility, etc.
Questions for you to consider include: You can address just about any challenge, big or small.
Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it.
If this sounds like you, then please share your story. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve.
The Common Application (usually called the Common App) is a college admissions application accepted by over 700 colleges and universities.
Depending on the schools to which you are applying, the Common App can greatly streamline the admissions process.