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Is writing about Sushi weird??

SampimSampim Posts: 5 Harvard Champion
edited May 2013 in College Essays
So I wrote this as a sophomore last year (junior now). Basically I wrote about how my hunger made me all greedy at a sushi buffet, and how that taught me a lesson to NOT be greedy over food (or anything really).

is this topic awkward? or not strong? I think it is..BUT i'm not too sure.
My english teacher last year read it over and scored an 8.5/10.
But you see, my english teacher was extremely easy. So I can't completely trust her...haha....

what do you think! please help me!

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Replies to: Is writing about Sushi weird??

  • halcyonheatherhalcyonheather Posts: 92
    edited May 2013
    "is this topic awkward?"

    Without reading it I can't really know, but probably.
    It's not the sushi that's awkward, it's the "being hungry taught me not to be greedy" part. I don't get it.
  • gergreggergreg Posts: 1 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    I also did my college essay about sushi, so this is kinda relevant to me. I think I pulled it off pretty well, so it can definitely be done. I was admitted to the University of Washington in Seattle this year. PM me if you want a copy of my essay.
  • Slurpee64Slurpee64 Posts: 3 Harvard Champion
    edited May 2013
    If you use the sushi buffet as a metaphor, it could be very effective. If your hunger is a hunger for knowledge and the buffet is the choice of classes, majors, etc. you can turn it into a positive. If you tend to overextend yourself and get involved in too many things, you could use your overindulgence in the buffet as a metaphor for finding balance.
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