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?



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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!