Guide To The 2018-2019 Common App Essays: Writing About Personal Growth (Prompt 5)

Guide to the 2018-2019 Common App Essays: Writing about Personal Growth (Prompt 5)

The fifth essay prompt of the 2018-19 Common Application (full text below) asks you to talk about a moment of personal growth. But how do you know what counts? Get the lowdown from College Essay Advisors Founder and admissions expert Stacey Brook. She’ll break this prompt down into its basic building blocks and offer some insider tricks and strategies for picking the perfect topic. For more tips and advice on the Common App essays:

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Full prompt text:
Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

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