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Which of these topics should I write about?

Amberlanya HerwanaAmberlanya Herwana 32 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
Hey I just wanted to know if any of the below ideas could potentially be stand out essays. If any come across as cliche, please give me feedback!

1) As a child, I kept this gem collection and would always be on the look out for tiny artifacts wherever I went. I thought maybe I could build on this...and transition from the plastic gems I valued so much to my realization of what true gems I've collected throughout my life and how I collected them. These "true gems" would basically be whatever personality traits I have that I am proud of.

2) I have dealt with being an introvert my whole life, and have had to wear the mask of extroversion to get anywhere. I thought I could elaborate on this, and talk about how I've learned to make my introversion a strength instead of a weakness.

3) I take evening walks with my mom all the time, and they have always been some of my fondest memories. We talk about stupid things and life advice all the same. I thought I could talk about how this shaped me.

4) I found a lost baby robin on a trip once, and took it under my care. It taught me responsibility and gave me great joy.....you get the idea. This one is probably not a great idea.

Anyways, I would greatly appreciate any thoughts!
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  • happy1happy1 22504 replies2200 discussionsVerified Member Posts: 24,704 Senior Member
    edited July 11
    As I mentioned in your previous post why don't you take some time and either outline or write drafts of your different ideas and see where each one takes you and if one stands out.
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 6248 replies35 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 6,283 Senior Member
    Any of these topics could work if you emphasize your strengths and unique attributes. I agree with happy1 - write out drafts and see which one works best.
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  • Amberlanya HerwanaAmberlanya Herwana 32 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    I have been brainstorming...I just wanted to make sure that these do not sound lame or cliche and do have real potential before I begin to write on them.
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  • EmpireappleEmpireapple 1476 replies25 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,501 Senior Member
    I like your topic ideas. Even as you briefly explain them I feel as if I get a sense of who you are as a person. If you are doing that here, I'm sure you will do it well in your essay.

    #3 is probably my favorite followed by #4 & #1 but any of your topics could work. Good luck!
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  • mathmommathmom 32033 replies158 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 32,191 Senior Member
    If you do number 2, I suggest you talk about one example of where you made the conscious decision to act like an extrovert. Show don't tell.
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  • KnowsstuffKnowsstuff 3457 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,468 Senior Member
    OK.. I am going to be bold here. The introvert /extrovert has been done over and over. So has the sick dog /bird /cat /horse etc.
    Walking with Mom is nice but would be interesting where that can go but again has been done.

    I personally really like #1 about the gems. Love the idea of the gems now representing your personality traits. I think you can really explore that and make it personal, unique and interesting. My 3 must haves for a great essay.
    My son did something on coins he collected but went to auction houses to bid on them since he was 9. I won't tell you where it went but he related back to his major engineering and had the 3 qualities above. Everyone that read it was like wow.
    His friend on the chess team wrote about how each move represented something about her. It was brilliantly done and she's at MIT. (evidently had the GPA /stats also).
    I can see that with the gem story.
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