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There are 3 seniors in my living room pondering some version of this essay topic: "We are looking for a diverse class. What will you bring to campus?"
These essays are for 2 different schools and one scholarship application. Is this topic an opportunity to do a general "here's who I am, the activities I enjoy, the leadership I've done, why I want to go to your college essay" or is there something more that should be addressed? Those general-type essays usually end up being nothing more than a recitation of the resume and boring, which they obviously want to avoid.
My son has about 12 different essays for his applications, and this one is giving him (and the others) the most trouble. They just can't seem to find a focus for the essay. Any suggestions? Thanks