One of the most daunting aspects of the college application process is the college essay.

Whether you have to write an open-ended personal statement, a school-specific topic or you’re answering a question from the Common Application’s essay prompts, deciding what you will write about is often the most challenging part.

In actuality, the topic you choose is probably less important than your writing execution and the insights you share. Still, choosing a topic that fits you best will make the writing flow more naturally, and ultimately, make you shine.

Here are some tips for choosing the best college essay topic.