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essay on thrift shopping?

excusememaamexcusememaam 2 replies3 threads New Member
I'm going to be a senior so I've started thinking about what my essay should be about but I can't seem to think of anything that has affected me. In the past few months I've gotten really into thrift shopping and flipping the clothes I find. I have always been very indecisive about my future and could always see myself doing a million different things with my future. I was thining of writing an essay comparing walking into a store with thousands of clothes and having to sort through to find clothes that I love and can make work for me to going to college undecided and exploring my options to find what I love. Would this be something that admissions would find interesting?
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  • MWolfMWolf 2981 replies14 threads Senior Member
    Despite what people keep on telling students, your essay doesn't have to be about How I Overcame Adversity. In fact, using that particular topic risks cliche.

    The point of your essay is to show something about yourself which the AOs will not read in the rest of your application, specifically, something which will cause them to think "that person will be a great addition to our student body". Wring about something that you really enjoy doing is the sort of topic which is great for that purpose.

    In short, thrift shopping is an excellent topic for an essay. Just remember the first three rules for writing:

    A. Show, don't tell,
    B. Show, don't tell, and
    C. Start by writing in a foreign language...

    Joking, C is also Show, don't tell.
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 3724 replies90 threads Senior Member
    I think thrift shopping could be a fantastic topic. It is really just the backdrop for selling yourself to the college, showing you are a match. There's a lot to work with here.
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