Don’t like any of your topics so far? Then these lists may help. These are lists of college application questions. You have to be careful, though! Some of these prompts are really general and, therefore, really bad. Some are not narrative prompts. (Anyone asking you to write about a piece of literature, a time/person in history, or take a position are not narrative prompts.) But others may spark ideas.
100 College Essay Topics
(My favs are 3, 7, 13, 16, 22, 39, 52, 67, and 87. 68 and 105 would be a blast to write, but don’t really fit with this assignment. And can I just say, I want to meet the admissions staff at the University of Chicago–authors of 52 and 105!)
10 Off-beat College Essay Topics
(Number 9 is the best college essay topic I’ve ever read!)
The Top 25 Thought-Provoking Essay Questions
(Many of these are not narrative topics, but you maybe able to tweak them to work with this assignment.)