While your college essays are meant for the admissions committee to get to know you better, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they have to be all about you. In fact, some of the best essays can be about people, things, or ideas outside of your own life. In a sense, removing yourself from the prompt can make it easier to write objectively and with a stronger focus than getting caught up in recounting each and every detail of an event you’ve experienced. Even if you’re not the center of the essay you write, your words can still show us a lot about your personality and you as an individual.
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