Hi! I'm applying to the honors program and a short 1,000 word essay is required. Here's the prompt: I have a few ideas in mind but I'm not sure which one to go with. Last semester, when I used to commute, I got into a car accident and it changed my outlook on driver's ed program and life in general. I'm not sure how I would word it. It did effect me a lot and I was so nervous I couldn't drive for a while. The words of my driver's ed teacher echoed in my head for the next couple of days: "Always check twice before making a turn." It was partly because of my carelessness but it has made me a better/cautious driver. Diversity is a major issue at my university. They stress this point so much in the university's mission statement and interaction in classes but I failed to see how diversity exists. There has been a hate crime at our school against a particular race. I'm in a Indian traditional dance team and I want to tie diversity to dance because we have an African-American female on our team which is great! I want point out that diversity just isn't something we learn about, it has to be promoted and accepted. A third option could be the avon walk for breast cancer I did last year. A lot of options but I'm just not sure. Which one do you think I should do?? Or any general tips on writing a personal statement? Thanks guys!