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Asian-American Essay?

n_vk7n_vk7 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
edited December 2018 in College Essays
Hi, my parents were born in Sri Lanka (South of India) and I was born in AMerica. Should I do an essay about my experiences about that. Should I write about having a really long and complex name?

Replies to: Asian-American Essay?

  • BKSquaredBKSquared Registered User Posts: 1,044 Senior Member
    Being from an immigrant family or having a long name by itself is not unique or distinguishing. So an essay that is in essence a biography or explanation of your name is unlikely to be effective. However, if you have interesting anecdotes of how being an immigrant or having a long complex name shaped you in a way that makes you a desirable candidate, that could become a good essay.
  • n_vk7n_vk7 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Yea I can make up something like how before I was shy and then I accepted myself and grew confident in my name.
  • jameshomiesjameshomies Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    I wrote an essay similar to this.. it sounds like a common topic but with the right spin on it it can be definitely unique to you
  • websensationwebsensation Registered User Posts: 1,927 Senior Member
    One of the best college essays I read was by an Asian American female applicant who wrote about her experiences of living as a short person. It was wonderfully funny and perceptive that probably got her accepted by all colleges. I wish I had written it, but I could not have because I am not short.
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