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Bad essay topic??
I've been brainstorming essay ideas for a while and i've finally found a topic that i'm passionate about and that I can write more than like three paragraphs about. This topic deals with my "coming of age", essentially, and my journey to better understanding and embracing the home town that I once hated, and how this has shaped me as a person and helped me learn to embrace the simple things in life. I also plan on touching on how this revelation has led me to accepting and moving on from the great memories I had here and expanding toward new experiences in whichever college I attend. With some editing and more brainstorming, I think this will be a great topic, but recently I've started to have doubts about how colleges will take this idea. Specifically, I wonder if they'll think that, because I'm so nostalgic about my hometown, I might not be quite ready to attend college in a brand new area. in other words, will a school like, let's say Boston University, find it off putting that I'm writing an essay all about my home town instead of about Boston? It might be a really irrational worry but I'm curious to hear anyone's thoughts on the situation and, if my fear is valid, any similar essay ideas that might be a bit safer. Thanks!2 replies
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