We attacked the buffet tables, buttered our lobsters, and still had room for dessert.
While devouring New England’s hearty fare, “remember when…” stories started flying across the tables, laughs were spreading like the common cold, and obsolete dance moves were being dusted off by the older generations on the slippery floor.
She was not impressed by the superficiality of the beautiful golf course, but that her values had successfully passed from one generation to the next.
We all, like Grandma, took pleasure in being together.
The act of describing requires very little critical thought, and as a result, it doesn't demonstrate the kind of analytical, reflective, and thoughtful writing that will be required of you in college.
Be sure to examine There is nothing wrong with writing about one of your parents for this essay, but make sure your relationship with your parent is unusual and compelling in some way.It was not the words that my grandma has said, but rather the words that she did not say that has impacted me most.I hope to deliver my own gratitude for her, as well as for others in the same manner.Fourteen little rug rats rushed up to me to be the first one to ask me to dance.Unabashedly, all of the sixteen grandchildren shimmied and sang until the music died with the last song, “American Pie.” I secretly love this crazy and embarrassing family.Some of the other prompts also leave the door open for writing about an influential person.Any essay on an influential person needs to do much more than describe that person.Whether this is a parent, a friend, a coach, or a teacher, such essays can be powerful if they avoid common pitfalls.With the pre-2013 Common Application, one of the essay prompts stated, "Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence." While you won't find this question among the seven 2017-18 Common Application essay prompts, the current application still allows you to write about an influential person with the "topic of your choice" option.Consider the millions of students who could write the exact same essay.In most cases, you should avoid writing an essay about the lead singer in your favorite band or the movie star who you idolize.