“I read the Common App Essay Prompts, what do I do now?!”
If the suggestion, “Just write an essay you love!” is too vague for you, here’s help breaking down the Common App Prompts 2018.
Some people prefer to let the essay prompts be jumping off points. That’s fine too. Trust your mind.
But if you’re looking for deeper breakdown of the Common App 2018-2019 prompts, this guidance is for you. It was published in TeenLife Mag back in July but…I was busy having a baby and didn’t get to post it. Now that baby’s been had! You’ll find the advice is relevant and hopefully a nudge towards…just writing that essay you love.
Excerpt on responding to the Common App Essay Prompts 2018-2019
“Here’s the deal: When it comes time to write your Common Application college personal essay, it’s not really about the prompt. It’s what you do with it, and how deep you go. Each prompt is a doorway into a story you want to tell, something distinctive you want to share.
You have to know a few things to pull this off: What the genre of personal essay requires of you generally (general purpose of the essay); what each Common Application prompt is asking for (decoding the question); what possible responses are available to you (your life experiences and what you’ve made of them).
You’ll find tips on the first two here and our tips on the writing process. Then, you’ll have to go inward. We can’t tell you what you’ve lived, and if we could, we’d be depriving you of the real work.”
The full post can be read here, on TeenLife, where you’ll find tons of other useful information.
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