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essay topic choices! helpp!

doglover11doglover11 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited April 2010 in College Essays
I'm a sophomore and plan on writing the rough draft of my essay soon. i have a few choices to chose from. should i write about:

-suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and how it affects my daily life (i dont want to sound like a complainer or gross the admin out)
-having albinism and how it makes me unique
-how summer camp for 7 years has made me the person i am today
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Replies to: essay topic choices! helpp!

  • SoundwaveSoundwave Registered User Posts: 425 Member
    I'm not sure about the first one, though if you write more about how you overcome IBS all the time can be OK.

    The second one seems good, but you have to show the true uniquness, not just in physical way (no offense).

    The third one: well I gotta say, you have to be precise and grab the point, because 7-summer-camp may turn into a lengthy story.
  • wantonwanton Registered User Posts: 855 Member
    The first one I wouldn't do. You don't know who's grading your essay, and I feel like enough people would be awkward or feel weird reading an essay about IBS that's it's not worth it. Then again, these people must get hundreds of essays with more outlandish topics. But you shouldn't account my opinion for too much here. I don't know much about what's the norm for essays; what's appropriate and what's not.

    The second one sounds cool to me. I'd just try really hard not to focus on the physical aspect, but rather on your psychology and how you overcame adversity.

    The third one is eh. If you did it I think you'd have to focus on one particular experience, a turning point; a reflection on all 7 years could turn into too much of a drawn out summary.
  • doglover11doglover11 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Yeah, I was leaning towards the second one but I haven't done anything differently in my life because of having albinism so I'm not sure what I'd write.
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