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QUIZ: What Should You Write Your Common App Essay About?

QUIZ: What Should You Write Your Common App Essay About?

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Choosing an essay topic for the Common App is one of the hardest things ever. It's right up there with "getting out of bed in the morning" and "eating a burrito gracefully." This quiz will give you a little nudge in the right direction, but if you really want to wow the admissions committee, read this slideshow, and check out author Julie Ferber-Frank's awesome, advice-filled new guide, Crushing the Common App Essay: A Foolproof Guide to Getting into Your Top College.

1. What movie could you watch a gazillion times and never get sick of?

2. What's your greatest fear?

3. Which fictional character do you most relate to?

4. What annoys you the most?

5. Who do you hate most?

6. What's your ideal Friday night?

7. How would most people describe you?

8. What's the main theme of your life?

9. What kind of reaction are you hoping to elicit with your essay?

10. What's the first thing you do in the morning?

11. Which of these subjects is your favorite?

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