General and Specific Topic Admission Essay Questions
The admission essay questions you will see on your college applications will always fall into one of the following two broad categories:
General essay questions
Specific topic essay questions
Below are some of the more common examples of each of these two types. If the essay you have in front of you does not fit neatly into one of the types discussed in more detail below (click on the question for a more detailed analysis on its particular type), do not panic. Our analyses on the following questions should be directly applicable to any type of admission essay that you may very well come across as you complete your high school senior year college applications.