Essays about family often commit the error of what I call asymmetrical importance. What is important to the writer (his mom, dad, siblings, pets) often holds zero meaning for the detached reader.
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By Nicole Knoebel
Applying to college is a stressful whirlwind of trying to figure out where you belong, which programs best fit your academic goa...
If brevity is the soul of wit, then recent changes to the Common Application essay could be the limbs and outward flourishes. Tedious? Yes. Impertinent? No.
Beginning this fall, the Common Application is imposing a strict 500-word limit on the personal statement.
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