The Common Application essay prompts are available (see below) and have not changed since last year. Although the 2010-11 application does not launch online until August 1st, you can begin writing your essays and should. Your essays will bring authenticity to your application and allow the admission officers to learn who you are. You need to make sure this happens. So just how should you start writing your essays?
Common Application Essay Prompt 4: This one is interesting. We’ve noticed that a lot of students struggled with the fourth prompt because it didn’t lend itself to an engaging story or dramatic arc. Sort of like “Here’s a place where I am happy. Everything is great there. I love the people I meet there. It has made me the person I am today.” Not particularly captivating stuff.
New Common App essay prompts - The Princeton Review
Common Application Essay Prompt 1: No significant implications for rising seniors. The change broadens the scope of the prompt to explicitly include talents and interests, which implicitly fell within the scope of last year’s prompt. Don’t get too bogged down in the details here – this essay is primarily about telling a personal story about what makes you tick.