In my current English class (English 113), which is also required to take in order the graduate from Hope College, we got an assignment to write a personal essay.
Firstly, I did not know what to write about, so my first couple paragraphs were about the European migrant crisis. Since I am an European it could be considered “personal” to me that a lot of refugees and economic migrants move to my homeland.
After hearing other topics of personal essay from my fellow students, I had to change it to something “more personal.” Also, my professor indirectly encouraged me to write about my story how I came to the United States in the age of 15 years old, so I did.
I was really surprised how much I was able write about it. Now it is 10 pages long (double-spaced). The story is starting by the moment when I am on my way to the airport in the morning with my mom in July 2010. How I am struggling in with the adaptation to the college preparatory school system in the beginning. How I am transferring to different high school from Colorado to New Hampshire, until now, Hope College. Also I include quite a lot of personal stories and some funny story that happened during the six years living in the United States, which leads me to a question, what would you write about in your personal essay?