I am now writing my college essays, and I have several questions.
Firstly, as you know, Common App requires you to write 1 short essay about EC and a page-long essay on whatever topic. Is it okay to write about the same EC that I have elaborated in 150 word essay for a free-topic essay? They are not the same ones, but I am just having some bad feeling about writing about the same topic twice.
Lastly, I am applying to Rensselaer and they ask me to write essay on one of these topics:
1. Describe a significant experience or achievement that has special meaning to you.
2. Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you and describe that influence.
3. Theyll say I impacted the 21st century by my work in...
Is it okay to excerpt the essay from my common app if the essay is about one of the topics listed? Will it do any harm?