Not sure if my essay is appropriate.

<p>I have a physical disability, and I know, I know, you shouldn't write about those things in your essay. I did write one about it, explaining how my disability actually helps me do other things better. (I don't want to get into specifics, sorry if that was vague). I started the essay off blunt, saying how my mother, good intentions aside, advised me to write about my disability. I continued to say how I can't sell myself on the fact that I'm a better person because of it, and that it would be unfair to even write an essay like that.</p>

<p>Should I even bother submitting something of the sort? Or is this out of line?</p>

<p>as long as you sound sincere and genuine, this sort of essay is actually a bit refreshing, i'd imagine. it shows that there's something different about you that means a lot to you but that you don't want to degrade into a mere marketing point.</p>

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<p>There is nothing wrong with writing about a physical disability. </p>

<p>The best topic is the one that allows you to write the most personal, detailed, *and *revealing essay--an essay that is so you that no one else could write it. If writing about your disability allows for that type of essay, great!</p>

<p>There is good advice about college essays here:</p>

<p>Essays</a>, Admission Information, Undergraduate Admission, U.Va.</p>

<p>I don't really think the part about your mother encouraging you to write about it comes off well. Admissions officers want to see that you can write well, but also be able to think for yourself... so maybe just leave that bit out unless it is incorporated elsewhere in your essay.</p>