Focus your thoughts on yourself and what you want to share. What type of focusing lens might you use to write your essay?
Imagine how the person reading your essay will feel. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
These pieces rarely showcase who you are as an applicant. Describe what you learned from the experience and how it changed you. As for the empty frames, I hope to fill them with the people I will meet: a family of my own and the families I desire to help, through a career I have yet to decide.
This is your chance to tell your story or at least part of it. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
This will not only help you stand out from other applicants, but it will also prepare you for the college interview ahead of time as well. I think students get really caught up in thinking that this essay has to emcompass your entire life and it has to be groundbreaking and, you know, publishable quality.