The folks at The Common Application have cast a wide net with these questions, and nearly anything you want to write about could fit under at least one of the options.
Common application essay requirements include that you keep the paper’s focus as personal and narrow. You have a limited time to say what you need to say, and your word count is probably limited. Therefore, you don’t want to stray from the central topic of …
6. Describe a topic, idea or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more? [New]
7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design. [New]
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