The idea here is to jog your memory about the key life events that have shaped you and affected you deeply. I would also recommend doing this over several sittings to get your maximum memory retrieval going - even if it takes a couple of days, it'll be worth it.
I recommend you spend at least two minutes on each question, coming up with and writing down at least one answer - or as many answers as you can think of. Then, we will use this list of experiences and thoughts to narrow your choices down to the one topic idea that you will use for your college essay.
This is why finding a great college essay topic is so hugely important: because it will allow you to demonstrate the maturity level admissions teams are looking for.
This is best expressed through the ability to have insight about what has made you into you, through the ability to share some vulnerabilities or defining experiences, and through the ability to be a creative thinker and problem solver.
Go through the process of letting a few days pass and then rereading your ideas at least one more time.
This time, don't bother looking at the topics you've already rejected.
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Put them away for a couple of days so that you create a little mental space.
When you come back to everything you wrote after a day or two, you will get the chance to read it with fresh eyes. When you reread your topics after having let them sit, do two things: Rinse and repeat.