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Advice? - June 8th 2015, 07:43 PM

So it's the summer to write my common app.

One of the questions says something like "when did you transition from child to adult" and for my topic I wanted to write about my World History class and how that was when I figured out how horrifying the world is and how depressed that made me, but then I met a teacher who told me that there is no way for life to be completely fair and it's not something to get sad about because everyone has to deal with it, and that realization was when I transitioned into an adult.

Although I'm a tad worried about the topic. It's definitely something I could easily write about but do you think the admissions officers would turn me away because of my negative thoughts? Also is this even a good topic?

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Re: Advice? - June 8th 2015, 07:47 PM

"Coming of age" or transitioning from child to adult, as you said, can come in many shape and form of experience. Choose what means the most to you, what strikes the closest to home that made you change from being a child to being in the process of turning an adult.

For others, it could be a global or national thing, such as the Vietnam war for those that were teenagers in the 1960s or 9/11 for those that were teenagers in the 2000s.... or it could be something personal and more meaningful in your everyday life, like a relative getting sick or violence at your school.

I don't think it has to be negative, I am sure you can find something positive to write about. Good luck!
   
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Re: Advice? - June 8th 2015, 07:53 PM

I don't think the admission depends as much on what you write as how you write. I think they're trying to assess your ability to construct a quality essay more than anything else. Write it however you're most comfortable. Your experience is your experience, they can't reject you based on that.


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