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Personal Essay Title?

ssnalpssnalp Posts: 41Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2008 in Common Application
Should you include a title with your personal essay? I was under the impression that if you didn't have a profound, witty, etc. title for your essay, you shouldn't bother with one, but even if you can't come up with one of these, is it necessary to give it a straightforward title?
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Replies to: Personal Essay Title?

  • hellogoodbye5015hellogoodbye5015 Posts: 130Registered User Junior Member
    Nope.. I didn't give my essay a title..
  • fhgfhg Posts: 1,376Registered User Senior Member
    I gave mine a title...
  • rwishkarwishka Posts: 74Registered User Junior Member
    I didn't give my essay a title. Does it really matter? The content should speak for itself...at least I would think.
  • Cogito Ergo SumCogito Ergo Sum Posts: 149Registered User Junior Member
    it's a matter of personal choice. i gave mine titles, because personally I feel like a good title increases the cohesiveness and overall message of an essay, but it doesn't matter too much if you didn't...
  • mflevitymflevity Posts: 1,201Registered User Senior Member
    I see it this way: Sometimes, when I'm writing an essay, I have a title in mind from the get-go that will make the overall theme of the piece stronger. Other times, I get a sudden jolt of inspiration and come up with a title with a similar purpose.

    Mostly, though, I don't like using titles. If you've already written your piece and have to strain to come up with that "special" title, I would just leave it off and avoid sounding forced.
  • itsasmallworlditsasmallworld Posts: 367Registered User Member
    no, you definitely don't need a title. not that having one is a bad thing.
  • ThisCouldBeHeavnThisCouldBeHeavn Posts: 16,060- Senior Member
    I didn't give my essays titles. I think it would be good to include a good title, but you shouldn't force it.
  • nish81nish81 Posts: 87Registered User Junior Member
    My essays don't have titles.
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