Essay Topics

We will discuss many different possible essay topics, as well as look at how to respond to them.


Tell us about a risk you have taken. This is a form of a Growth Experience essay.

  • The experience should have a significant influence/impact on who you are and/or what you believe.
  • The experience can be positive or negative, but the outcome needs to have facilitated learning.
  • If you’re writing about an obstacle you’ve overcome, don’t focus on the obstacle itself, but on what you did to overcome it and the impact that had on you.
  • Avoid falsely meaningful experiences.