Feel free to use a whiteboard and a marker or a pen and paper.
Start with a simple word in the middle of the sheet or board (usually, the one describing the topic of your essay best) and use association to come up with any other word related to it.
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You’ve read and reread the Common App essay prompts.
Brain Writing Gather 2 or more people together and present to them the same problem (the topic of the essay).
Each individual will write an idea on a piece of paper or index card.
Now it’s time to plan what ideas you could write about in your Common App essay and how you can match these back to a topic within one of the prompts.
Firstly you’ve found a bit of time and space to mull over a few outlines and ideas; that’s great and absolutely vital.
How have you moved on from this and come back stronger? Have they encountered any issues when they’ve been out with you at the cinema, shopping, on holiday or down the bowling alley? Have you been treated unequally or unfairly by someone because of your sexuality or religion? Prompt 4: Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve.
It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. What have you been experimenting with in the club and why?