Here’s a sample of a safe, boring, predictable college essay: “Throughout my high school years, there have been many factors which have influenced my interests and personality. Being a well-rounded student, I have had many experiences working with people. I have learned a great deal Continue Reading...
“To be honest, there are a ton of qualified students vying for the same spot. How you present yourself really does matter. That is where your strength is, making each student come across as the best candidate they can. You know many intangibles, such as how to phrase this sentence to get the point across as best as possible, or the importance of visiting and other ways to make a personal connection with the school of your choice.”
— 2011 graduate