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Can I write an essay about the K-pop group BTS?

citationneededcitationneeded 0 replies1 threads New Member
I've been a fan of BTS for a few years now, and being a fan has affected my life in a lot of different ways, by expanding my worldview and helping me meet a lot of new people. I met a girl from Belgium with the exact same birthday as me, and we've been friends ever since. She is a different religion and I've learned a lot about her beliefs. I met someone at a concert who has very different political views than me, but we debate it openly and are still good friends because of the common ground of BTS. I feel like a lot of people consider BTS and k-pop to be superficial, so does the angle of the people I've met through the group and their effect on me sound like a good essay topic?
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 43122 replies470 threads Senior Member
    You'd need to use it as a way to work about who you are (it can't be a presentation about BTS). In addition, make sure to tell little stories to make it dynamic.
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  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 7771 replies82 threads Senior Member
    Exactly. You can use anything as the framework for your essay- but it is *only* a framework- about as much as in your post. The key element is you!
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 2091 replies34 threads Senior Member
    You can write about anything - there really aren’t prescribed or proscribed topics.

    But keep in mind the objective of the essay - to help schools learn about who you are and why you’d be a positive member of their university community. Don’t just make it a fan review of the band or a discussion of the other people you’ve met.
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 3275 replies75 threads Senior Member
    I like the idea. You will walk a fine line though about writing about BTS and other people and less about you. If you can manage that risk, go for it. Remember that you have to SHOW why you are a match to the qualities the COLLEGE is looking for, which may or may not be the good qualities you think your BTS-experiences have brought out in you. It is a creative way of framing the essay, though, and if you can make it work, write it!
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  • nomoodnomood 282 replies27 threads Member
    ay fellow army!!!! but honestly, go for it, just make it mostly about you and what you can contribute.
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  • lookingforwardlookingforward 35365 replies399 threads Senior Member
    edited December 2019
    You can't really write "about anything." It's not free topic week for your hs English teacher. It IS about your app for college and meant to show them the traits they want in the class. Have you got a decent idea what those are? If not, figure some of it out and then whether a topic works.

    Show, not just tell. It means not just saying you made friends with different ideas or wow, it expanded my worldview. What examples can you use to illustrate this? How did it expand you, going forward, in other areas/activities, not just the music?

    And be careful this doesn't sound like your perspective was so very limited before. Eg, that you didn't know other religions before. Bottom line: think what this essay is about, in the context of an admit review.
    edited December 2019
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  • lilacfoxlilacfox 16 replies0 threads Junior Member
    How'd it go OP? :0
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 43122 replies470 threads Senior Member
    @citationneeded: that was one of the most original essay questions seen in a while... so of course we're curious to know whether you pulled it off! :)
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  • CindyLeuWhoCindyLeuWho 324 replies10 threads Member
    Stay away from praising BTS specifically, or KPOP in general. The situations and experiences caused by your interest in the groups are important though! You need to focus on how were you before your experiences, what experiences made you change, what have you done from then because of that change, and WHAT WILL YOU DO IN THE FUTURE WITH THIS CHANGE. As long as you show what this means about you (try to make a list of what you want colleges to take away from your essay to help focus it because listing off your good traits would be vague and impersonal compared to really digging deep on a few traits and lessons) you'll be fine!
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  • mangoxuicemangoxuice 1 replies0 threads New Member
    edited May 12
    *N/A*
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