Researching a different viewpoint helps students broaden their perspectives.Sometimes, the best ideas are sparked by looking at many different options.
It can be something as small as seeing an episode of a television show (are you living life in the Upside Down?
) or as large as the struggle of moving to a foreign country (especially if you had to leave behind grandma’s cooking).
Students often find that most of their work on these essays is done before they even start writing.
This means that it's best if you have a general interest in your subject, otherwise you might get bored or frustrated while trying to gather information. Part of what makes this experience rewarding is learning something new.
The most important thing to consider for this prompt is that your subject and/or perspective is dynamic and specific to you and who you are and no one else.
Some questions to ask yourself as you brainstorm: Overall, this prompt is what we at College Essay Advisors call a “choose-your-own-adventure” prompt.
You'll need to back up your viewpoint with well-researched facts and information as well.
One of the hardest parts is deciding which topic to write about, but there are plenty of ideas available to get you started.
Explore this list of possible topics and see if a few pique your interest.
Write those down as you come across them, then think about each for a few minutes. Do you have a firm position on a particular subject?