Can I write an essay on video games (or their history) for the new Common App essay prompt #7?
NOW, BEFORE you straight-off reject the idea, calling it childish, I don't want to write about my game collection or online streaks, I want to write either about the history of video games or how games got me interested in coding/computer science for the new any-topic-of-your-choice prompt on Common App. I am an international student taking a gap year and I am going to apply to some selective colleges, for undergrad in C.Sc. So I am wondering whether I could use video games and concepts/technologies that go into making them to show how it made me interested in this major/career, since I think that such an essay could stand out from those of other C.Sc. applicants. I am interested in writing on other topics like mythology, too, but would be happier if I can write on games. Can any of you advise me on this, please?
P. S. : Could this type of essay be suitable for other Common App (or non-Common App) essay prompts?