Unique idea for response to "Favorite Book" Essay Prompt. I need opinions.

<p>For the prompt, "Please tell us what you found meaningful about one of the above mentioned books, publications or cultural events," I am considering writing my essay with this topic: "Yes, I read the newspaper." Opinions?</p>

<p>hmm, that may be too general. In a college admissions process in which adcoms are looking for ways to weed out applicants, a more conservative approach may be better. Otherwise it may appear to be you not following directions. But if you feel you can pull it off, by all means do.</p>

<p>i've seen that so much in people's essays: "yes, i read the newspaper," "yes, i read textbooks. i'm a nerd, what can i say?" or the best "yeah, i read books. i'm weird like that." i think it's a cliche but do what you want.</p>

<p>Actually, I came up with a better idea. Just to clarify, we can write about a cultural event, right?</p>

<p>Yup. Define that as you will, I remember someone on the board saying they talked about seeing The Social Network.</p>

<p>Ok thanks. I'm actually going to talk about a trip I took to visit UN refugees in San Diego.</p>