Diary of a College Application Essay – Entry #2

September 15, 2011.

Talked about the essay with the college counselor at SoLa Beach. He gave me some brainstorming techniques like, to think about a topic for my essay right before I go to sleep or as soon as I wake up in the morning. And it worked! I woke up today and my topic jumped into my head. I’m going to answer Prompt #1 on the Common App., Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you. What I’m going to write about is how I helped my cousin Angela learn how to dive, when we visited Aunt Ann and Uncle Phil last summer. It was really frustrating and it took her forever to get it. But I think it will show that I have patience and care about other people. What a relief!

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