One Idea I had for the "risk" essay was to not write an essay at all and explain in a sentence that the risk you took was not writing that essay. lol
I didn't end up doing that though, and decided to go for the autobiography one. However, don't worry too much about the essay because I BS'ed mine 2 nights before it was due. Just remember that as long as the essay is not too bad (or too good), it won't have a large impact.