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Common Application Essays Part 6: Essay Prompt 4 Explained

The next podcast in our Common Application Essay series defines the fourth of five essay prompts.  Applicants must choose only one of the five prompts to help structure their essay.  Yet, considering topics for all five essay questions, before focusing on one, can help applicants write the most meaningful essay possible and remain competitive across the variety of college admissions offices which review the same essay.  The prompt asks:

Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you?

The definitions of prompts one, two and three can be found elsewhere on our blog, as well as information about the complexities of writing college essays.