“Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.”
This is the CommonApp essay prompt I’ve chosen. For background to add to the story, my father has had Type 1 diabetes for almost 20 years. He has suffered through a lot of pain from effects of Type 1 diabetes, and I see his pain every day. He receives tons of medication in the mail, and we would be struggling if his work didn’t provide such good health insurance. I would like this essay to convey this story behind my desire to find a cure or fix for diabetes. I do not want it to focus on me actually discovering the cure, but rather my reasoning behind it and what it stands for. Also, do not worry about using any sources.