• Set Yourself Up For Success Webinar

    October 6, 2021 at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific
    SDN and Osmosis are teaming up to help you get set up for success this school year! We'll be covering study tips, healthy habits, and meeting mentors.

    Register Now!

  • Site Updates Coming Soon

    Site updates are coming next week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Click the button below to learn more!

    LEARN MORE

Adversity/Challenge Essay Advice

D

deleted1043308

So for my challenge essay, I was thinking about writing parts of my experience as a patient. To make a long story short, I was diagnosed with a neurological disorder at age 16, but the journey to get a diagnosis became long and arduous. While I could write about the resilience of not having answers, the whole "obstacle" part of it is a bit murky. I am thinking of writing about how an initial misdiagnosis as a psychological disorder made it much harder for us to convince physicians to actually take on my case. We had to get accounts from teachers and coaches about the things they saw when I was symptomatic.
In short, instead of writing about persevering through a disorder, I want to write about how I handled being doubted and the importance of believing in yourself when you're questioned. I feel that this is a valuable perspective to write about that does not just cover how I fought through symptoms pre-surgery.
Any thoughts on this topic?
 
Upvote 0
About the Ads
This thread is more than 1 year old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.