Essay Topic

<p>I'm thinking about writing my college essay on that people truly learn things through experience, my example being my getting speeding tickets and consequently having my liscense suspended. I'll include how I put myself and others in danger and how not having a liscense affects my life (can't get to work, my mom had to wait with me in court, etc.). Is this too risky an example or should I try a different example or just drop the topic all together? Thanks, Steven</p>

<p>I don't know about that one. There is a saying "Smart people learn from experience. REALLY smart people learn from experience of others..."</p>

<p>That's a crappy saying. True in some cases, but not most. Live life for yourself!</p>

<p>I would think twice about the topic. Just my 2 cents.</p>

<p>It might seem as if you did not learn from your first ticket, and that you may have learned a lesson only because you could no longer drive or get around. It was not the punishment of paying a fee or attending a driving classes that made the difference, but rather having them finally take away your ability to drive that did it. Does that mean that you will wait until you are doing really badly in a class, to then do something about it, or will you be able to see a bit of a slide in a class an correct for it before it gets you in bigger trouble. </p>

<p>I hope this didn't sound harsh, but the adcoms are looking for how you turned a small problem into a positive, rather than let a small problem become a big one. Again, just my humble opinion. Maybe you could modify the essay to say what you had learned from your first speeding ticket. I'm sure they would rather read that essay than one where you have repeatedly broke the law. You never know how the adcoms will take it, so try not to go out on a limb about this.</p>

<p>Hope this helps you. Good luck on the essay. :)</p>