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Common App Essay: Is a gap year rebuilding houses a good topic?
After high school, because my grades were not so hot, I decided to take a gap year and do a yearlong service term rebuilding houses in New Orleans with AmeriCorps. It has been a really fulfilling time for me so far and I'd like to talk about some of my experiences during my service term and how they have shaped me in my Common App essay, as well as how the passion for service aspect can be tied into my motivation to work in the health field. Do you think this would be a good topic to choose for my Common App essay?2 replies