Picking Essay Topic

<p>Hi. I have read some "essay advice" which says that you should write your essay on something that will allow adcoms to see beyond your ec's and other info listed in your app... But if something specific happened within one of my ec's--it's more like a job-- is that ok to right about?</p>

<p>Yes, its perfectly acceptable to write about your job. In fact, you can write about ANYTHING, even a piece a lint you saw on the floor. The key is to come across in your personal voice. Don't write what you think they want you to say. Search yourself and write what you honestly feel. An honest, straightforward essay written in a creative and compelling way will always be your best bet. </p>

<p>If you can do this by writing about your job experience, by all means do so. If you can do it better with a different experience, I would recommend writing about the other experience. </p>

<p>You should also check out this site to see some other helpful essay writing tips:
<a href="http://www.virginia.edu/undergradadmission/writingtheessay.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.virginia.edu/undergradadmission/writingtheessay.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Newt, we must be empathic, I just posted the same link on the Parents Forum. Parents started a thread on that forum called "universal admissions essay advice." Check it out.</p>

<p>Hey kinshasa, that's cool :). I always give that link out; it's quite handy! I'll check that thread...</p>

<p>thanks newt!!</p>