Two "Any Topic" 's?

<p>On the CommonApp you can write a 500 word "any topic" essay, but on the supplement you can choose "any topic" for the supplement too. Is it bad to do "any topic" twice, one for 500 words, one for 250 words? The Princeton Supplement says, "Choose 3 of the 5", so I assumed "any topic" can be used only once.</p>

<p>No, I think you can choose it twice. In fact, the princeton one has "Tell us about yourself..." which is pretty much a topic of your choice anyway. As long as you tell them about yourself and write a good essay, it doesn't matter which you chose.</p>