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09/08/2019

im trying to write an essay for UC prompt 1? which is Describe the world you come from — for example, ?

QUESTION
im trying to write an essay for UC prompt 1? which is Describe the world you come from — for example, ?
which is Describe the world you come from — for example, your family an how it has shaped your dreams and aspirations.

I was thinking about writing an essay about being raised by a single mother but feel as if the topic is too cliche. i have written two other essays and neither of them seem to be working. Would writing about my single mother be too cliche or could i pull it off with the right writing styles ??
I want to major in art, and environmental science. my mom was a hippie growing up so we were always raised in an environmentally conscious household could i talk about that? It doesn’t seem meaty enough?

anything would help, Thanks!

ANSWER
Absolutely, its meaty enough….it formed YOU!!! Don’t worry about being “too cliche.” Your life probably wasn’t cliche…start by identify what were those unique experiences that influenced you. Your mom was single, I’ll bet she provided a role model of some sort. Not everyone has the luck to be raised successfully by an environmentally conscious hippy mom. Clearly, that perspective influenced you because of your interest in art & environmental science. Be real in your essay & you’ll find the meat!