WRITING THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ESSAY – Diary of a College Admissions Essay – Entry #5

October 10, 2012- Morning

Got up early in a panic today, cannot believe I’m so behind on my essay. First the SAT’s (I know I did better!), then Homecoming (the SoLa football team won, I lost Dylan at the dance but that’s okay, the guy was out of control creepy and you know what I mean), English paper due, blah, blah, blah. But I am on it now and ready to go. Will talk about my topic to my English on Monday.

October 10, 2012 – Night

My English teacher thought my topic was… “all right,” and I should keep looking for another one. Thanks a lot, Ms. Masutti, very helpful.

So, after school, I went for a long walk in the park, which a guy in my class told me helped him come up with an idea for his essay. I can see what he means. It sort of took my mind off everything else, the pressure, the stress, just let me think about what I wanted to say and what would tell colleges something about me they didn’t know from the rest of my application (my lifelong battle against a greasy forehead? I don’t think that’s it). Only problem was I kept coming back to my idea about taking the photographs of the senior citizens in my neighborhood. I’ve heard that the essay topic should be something that only I can write. Well, I never heard of anyone else doing a project like that so… that’s it, done, that’s what I’m writing about.

I would start right now but it’s late and I’m getting tired. Wait. That’s just an excuse. Maybe I’ll make a few notes. No, better to wait until tomorrow when my mind is fresh. Also gotta check my FB. Super super excited.

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