What are some good essay topics?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    College counselor Jerome A. Cole, MA discusses good essay topics for your college application, including topics that you feel passionate about.

    Speaker: What are some good essay topics?

    Jerome Cole: I think the best essay topics are the ones that you feel passionate about, the ones that speak to you. There are some -- would be very easy to identify two or three good topics, what you did over the summer; a challenge that you had overcome in your life. Those are all appropriate topics to choose, but the thing that you have to keep in mind is you want to talk about yourself; not so much of the experience, but about you and what impact did it had and how it changed, how it moves you and that is what the college is really looking for. They want to learn about you, they do not want to learn so much about what you did when you went to so and so, so and so place and did this; they want to know about you as a person. So that has to be in the forefront of your mind. The topic, the best topic is the one that you see everyday when you get up in the morning and you go in bed, when you look in the mirror, it's you. So, talk about you.