You can think of a place that you knew as a child and then visited later on. Write about how the place had changed and not changed. You can write about a person who greatly influenced you, a decision you made, or a challenge or obstacle that you faced.
Recall a time when you struggled to accomplish something important to you. Write an essay in which you relate your struggle, your triumph (or failure), and the effects of the experience. Be sure that readers understand why the goal meant so much to you.
Write about a time when a teacher, a work supervisor, or some other influential person took a special interest in helping you to succeed. Recall how this person influenced you and how he or she changed your life. Include plenty of detail to bring that person to life.