The last brainstorming method is to take into account whether there are particular personality traits you intend to highlight. This process can feel rather silly, but it can be very effective.
Yourself to an employer, or maybe even a potential date, how would you do it if you were trying to sell? Attempt to think of specific qualities which make you be noticeable. Exactly what are some situations in which you exhibited this trait?
Example: Eva’s >
Looking at the Common App prompts, Eva wasn’t immediately attracted to any one of them, but after a little bit of consideration she thought it may be nice to write about her passion for literature for the first one, which asks about something “so meaningful your application will be incomplete without one.” Alternatively, she liked the specificity of the failure prompt and thought she might talk about a bad job interview she had had. (more…)