Looking at times you’ve struggled or even failed can provide good material for writing, especially for a college admissions essay, says Rachel Toor, a creative writing professor. ”Failure is essayistic gold. Figure out what you’ve learned. Write about that. Be honest and say the hardest things you can,” she advises.
So, that’s the subject for today’s writing prompt. What have your learned from your struggles, your mistakes, your failures? Don’t be afraid — write from your heart.
Dr. Toor teaches at Eastern Washington University in Spokane and is the author of ”Write Your Way In: Crafting an Unforgettable College Admissions Essay.”