On Being Who You Are in College Essays

We often hear from students that they want to be who they are in their college essays. By all means, people — in college admissions and in life — should be who they are. Like Dartmouth’s Dr. Seuss once said, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those … 

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Oversharing in College Essays

There’s an article in “The New York Times” entitled “Naked Confessions of the College-Bound” written by Frank Bruni that we figured we’d bring to the attention of our loyal readers. In the piece, Bruni writes about how college applicants these days are more likely than ever to write completely inappropriate … 

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