Common Application Essay Choice 2: The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
Being the best friend of Harry Potter and a veteran of the Second Wizarding War has its perks – including juicy subjects for the Common App essays. Hermione, though, appreciates subtlety. Her name is famous and her accomplishments can be well accounted for in the other sections of the application, so her topic of choice is more ‘show’ and less ‘tell.’ Writing about her love of libraries says much more about who she is on the inside than the duels she got into with Death Eaters.
2015-16 Common Application Essay Prompts: A Guide
Well, enough of my blabbering. Most of the colleges I applied for accepted the , so I’ll be addressing the CommonApp main essay. In the cases where colleges used both the CommonApp and their own application system, I went with the CommonApp for convenience, but if you have the time just choose whichever system allows more of your personality to shine.