Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Stuff Great Essays Are Made Of . . .

I read this article a few weeks back and couldn't help but tear up. It is about a young woman, her father and their quest to read aloud together every day. (Before you think it seems weird, keep in mind her father is a librarian). You'll be hooked a few paragraphs in, I promise.

Not that a good college essay needs to make the reader cry, but this type of story is a great example of how the subject of a college essay could come from something other than a trip that changed your life or a big game. We learn a lot about this young woman's life and personality. Outside of being a possible topic for an essay, this is also just a wonderful story for parents and children alike. Enjoy. Click Here for the full article: NYTimes Photo: Ryan Collard for NY Times