How personal can we get on the common app essay?

I am writing the first topic "Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you." I was thinking of writing about how my life in albania and how our family lived during the change from communism to democracy, how our lives changed when we moved to america, and how my goal is to be the first on in the family to get a degree, specifically engineering, so I could support the rest of my family back in albania like I have always planned on doing. Would that be a good essay?

Similar Asks:

  • My application essay sucks! please give me ideas. i’m almost giving up.? - the prompt is asking : explain why u want a u.v.a engineering education and explain how scientific curiosity plays a role in your life. my sucky essay:When I was nine years old, I tried to build a bridge. While it wasn’t a thousand-foot concrete and steel contraption, it was a very practical task because there
  • Can someone please edit my essay on importance of human relationships and social work? - Just as individuals have basic human needs to function, relationships provide individuals with emotional, security, physical, social and educational needs. The family is the primary source of support for individuals when they deal with problems in their everyday lives. Some families have outside and financial resources to help them with their problems, while many others
  • What else do I need to add to my essay or fix? - “Beep, beep, beep!” My alarm clock shrieked shrill enough for the whole house to hear. I was dreaming about my goals again. Goals are something everyone fantasizes about, not just me! My Goals are to graduate college, become a successful optometrist and raise a family. My small but almost necessary goal is to become a
  • Can someone please edit my essay? - I am applying to the Master’s in social Work program because my goal is to improve the lives and enhance the well being of individuals who are often discriminated, disadvantaged, and poor. I want to help others maximize their potential and steer their lives in a positive direction. I am particularly concerned about helping change
  • Why american veterans should be honored.?…Q2 ? - i have written a rough draft for my essay but it sounds horrible! what do you think?American veterans, our hero, who have fought for our freedoms and rights even if it meant personal sacrifices. These are the men and woman who have volunteered to serve out nation, for their families friends, and their
  • Are there any grammatical errors,spelling errors, or anything that could be added to this essay (i made it up)? - Protest. Global Warming. Passion. These are three key words crucial in Evan Riffkin’s life. Van was a immigrant from Paris France, and moved to America five years later. Where in America you ask? Specifically South Central, California. Ever since Evan was seven years of age, he always believed in peace and equality. When he was
  • I need a conclusion sentence for my turning point essay? - Apprehension “Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.” – Samuel Johnson A major turning point in my life that really changed my views and thoughts about things, that will forever change who I am from now until

One Answer to “How personal can we get on the common app essay?”

  1. bradmaker says:

    very good. colleges are looking for specifics. they don’t want people to be vague. your story is probably one in a million. colleges are looking for people who stand out and specify how they stand out. the more precise you are, the better. good luck!