As I was looking at the Common Application essay questions, I found one of the question options very difficult to answer. The question asked, "Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family." This question is difficult to answer because I don't consider myself an adult or a child. This question neglects to consider adolescence. I'm not yet an adult because I still live in my parents' house and depend on my parents for many things. I'm also not a child because I am accountable for my own decisions and have responsibilities. Not one event can change someone from a child into an adult. This transition is a process. I think the question should rather ask about an accomplishment that made an impact in your transition but wasn't your transition.