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Sad college essay

peachsolepeachsole Posts: 10Registered User New Member
edited July 2009 in College Essays
i have a question about writing my college essay

i know many colleges prefer funny, comical essays but
can you write something that is sad?
will that be a postive or a negative?

thank you
Post edited by peachsole on

Replies to: Sad college essay

  • absentabsent Posts: 485Registered User Member
    If it's a well-written essay that reflects your personality and passions, then it should be a positive regardless of topic (within limits).

    That said, while "sad" essays are fine, I would try not to be too depressing or—god forbid—angsty. You might also want to end on a positive note if that's possible or relevant.
  • etceteraeetceterae Posts: 294Registered User Junior Member
    Try to avoid dead grandma essays - but if you feel strongly that you must, then personalize the event as much as possible and don't speak in general terms.
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