Last week, I came across a story about a high school senior who was accepted into five – FIVE – Ivy League schools thanks to an essay . And you will never believe what it was about.
The prompt: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
Read the brilliance in all its glory here.
Much like Elle Woods’ Harvard essay – except this teen is neither fictional nor “Legally Blond” – her musings leap out from the page and made me laugh out loud.
Look, there is a time and place for the KISS method. But I’ve said it once and will say it again – there are just as many times and places for adjectives, word play and exclamation points. Creativity does count!
Painting a picture for people using just words is an art, a science and – most of all – a skill.
Do you have it?