This prompt is an invitation to write about something you care about.
(So avoid the pitfall of writing about what you think will impress the admission office versus what truly matters to you).
Colleges are looking for curious students, who are thoughtful about the world around them.
The "what or who do you turn to when you want to learn more” bit isn't an afterthought—it's a key piece of the prompt.
Sometimes it's better to write about something that was hard for you because you learned something than it is to write about something that was easy for you because you think it sounds admirable.
As with all essay questions, the most important thing is to tell a great story: how you discovered this activity, what drew you to it, and what it's shown you about yourself.
Make sure you explain how you pursue your interest, as well.
This question might be for you if you have a dynamo personal essay from English class to share or were really inspired by a question from another college’s application. Whatever topic you land on, the essentials of a standout college essay still stand: 1.) Show the admissions committee who you are beyond grades and test scores and 2.) Dig into your topic by asking yourself how and why.
There isn’t a prompt to guide you, so you must ask yourself the questions that will get at the heart of the story you want to tell.
Avoid the urge to pen an ode to a beloved figure like Gandhi or Abraham Lincoln.