The whole point of writing a college essay is to differentiate yourself from other applicants and place yourself ahead of the pack. For this reason, many students shy away from writing about common college essay topics. CEA’s Founder and Chief Advisor, Stacey Brook, believes this doesn’t have to be the case.
Stacey recently published an article on USA Today explaining why there’s no such thing as an off-limits essay topic and giving insight into how to put a personal touch on a topic that is often considered to be overdone. Her tips include keeping your audience in mind, mastering your personal spin, and fleshing out the details. So don’t trash any of your brainstorming ideas yet! As they say, the college essay magic is in the details.