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

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.

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