Normally I would be at school on the weekdays expanding my mind, but with everything happening with COVID my school and many others have been shut down for the remainder of the year. Instead of being in a classroom and learning, we are sent packets and given work online. I haven't really left my house to see firsthand the damage caused by COVID, but the first time I did leave my house it was frightening. But slowly that little thought of hope has been replaced with fear. When I first left my house in weeks to restock on supplies and groceries, I wasn't expecting the world to be in such a panic.
Brighton 7th graders write essays on COVID-19 experiences
A Guide To Writing The Covid Essay For The Common App
Skip to main content. The pandemic is affecting different people in different ways. Some people have lost their jobs, others experienced loneliness and loss, yet, others discovered new things about themselves or learned new hobbies. As such, the ISA organized an essay writing competition, that would serve as an exercise for the students to express their emotions and personal experience. They created three essay topics under the theme of COVID that ranged in topic from the concrete effect of this pandemic on their lives to an abstract expression of how they view the future impact of this event. The students were given the opportunity to write a word essay on one of the three following topics:. As an international student, reflect on your experience of being in a pandemic away from your home country.
COVID-19 pandemic impacts how we view, access mental health care
Students can use the Common App's new Covid essay to expand on their experiences during the Covid has heavily impacted students applying to colleges in this application cycle. High schools have gone virtual, extracurricular activities have been canceled and family situations might have changed.
Editor's note: The author of this essay asked for anonymity for fear of reprisals by authorities for speaking critically of the Chinese government. The government lockdown orders in Wuhan, China, have emptied the city's streets. Stringer for NPR hide caption.