Essay Ideas

<p>So I have two potential essay ideas for the common app essay, but I can't really decide which is better. They are somewhat similar.</p>

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<li><p>I am naturally a very quiet person, who likes to have some time to herself. I would talk about what activities resulted from being quiet, namely a strong passion in reading and writing (and maybe learning, but I can't tell if that is too cheesy), and I would try to make it somewhat anecdotal. </p></li>
<li><p>This one would focus solely on writing, because it is my absolute passion. I write fanfiction, and I figured that was something a little different that I could talk about, and maybe about the fact that I have been attempting to write a novel for as long as I can remember. </p></li>
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<p>What do you think?</p>

<p>Hm, writing about writing. And your above post was writing about writing about writing.</p>

<p>I can't really advise you on what to write, but when I think "college admissions officer" I don't think "looks favorably on fanfiction" but I suppose that depends on how you handle the topic (I read something a science fiction author wrote about growing up poor and not being able to afford all the books in a series, so as a kid he found an old type writer and wrote a bunch of sequels to his favorite books).</p>

<p>But if something is your "absolute passion", then I think that's a good thing.</p>

<p>Ya I'm not really sure how I feel about the topics anymore. They're the most interesting thing about me (in terms of how much time I devote and how much I like it), at least in my opinion. </p>

<p>I work at a movie theater, so I suppose I could talk about that. I'm not really sure....</p>

<p>But thanks for replying!</p>

<p>If I were you, I'd pick the 2nd topic. I know that I'd enjoy reading about a fanfiction writer more than someone who works at a movie theater...</p>