celinebentley 1 / - Aug 17, 2012 #1Okay, I am not sure what to write about for the common application essay. I am applying to ivy leagues and I need to get in! I have a few ideas of what to write about:1) I am a triplet- (I have five siblings)2) I am a direct descendent of the mayflower- (i.e. General George McClellan is my g-g-g-g grandfather!)3) I had a German foreign exchange student living with me4) I play the violin5) I speak Chinese as my foreign language6) I run Cross CountryI just don't know where to take these ideas and what to write about with them. What are some possible questions that could be formed with these ideas/ characteristics that I could answer in an essay? Any suggestions are accepted! Even if you might have ideas that don't have anything to do with these! Please help me! Thanks!