College application essays do's and don'ts
from The Huffington Post
As colleges tend to have many applicants with high standardized test scores and impressive academic grades, it inherently becomes harder for schools to effectively differentiate among students. Many colleges, as a result, are looking more closely than in years past at the application essays, extracurricular and community service "resumes" and summer activities. Admissions teams want to get to know the students, their passions, social skills, versatility and level of confidence, and so they are looking to the essay for the student's humanity and personality.
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