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Having trouble writing about unique background! Help plz!!
Without going into too much detail here, I have special circumstances (having to do with my living arrangements) that I think are very important to explaining the person I am today. However, I am really struggling to write an essay that properly summarizes it all. I know that I need to narrow it down to a single element of my experience, but then I wonder if I should focus on the positive aspects of it, or the challenges I have faced because of it? I don't want to come off as negative in my essay, but I wonder if it would have more of an impact if I focused on the more trying aspects of it. I am really just unsure of how to start all of this, and I was wondering if any of you guys had any tips on how to tackle a large topic and craft it to fit a common app prompt with a 650 word limit.2 replies