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Help me choose

JyankeesSS2JyankeesSS2 1970 replies51 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,021 Senior Member
edited October 2006 in College Admissions
I have basically narrowed down application essay ideas to two. With ED deadlines fast-approaching, I can't help but feel that I'm extremely behind and need to start my essays very soon.

My two essay ideas:

1. My mother's death. She died the summer before I started high school. It has affected me significantly. That said, I think I may be coming off as trying to get sympathy and/or depressed, neither of which is the case. I'll probably use this for any essay that asks about a difficult problem or significant setback, but for a standard essay, I'm really not sure...opinions?

2. I am a certified SCUBA diver, and I am considering writing my essay about the work I went through to become certified or one of the dives I've been on. I think this shows a unique side of me that colleges might be interested in. I also feel it is a lot lighter than my other essay choice.

Any advice or information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for helping
edited October 2006
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