Forgetting that you are unique.
Your wonderful son or daughter is unique…is special…is one-of-a-kind….but not in the way you usually think about it in terms of the essay. It’s not about schoolwork, it’s not about sports or volunteering with terminally ill dolphins. It’s about your teen as a citizen, a sibling, a son, a social animal, a human being.
- Your teen doesn’t need to be abducted by aliens to be unique.
- The death of a grandparent driving your daughter to go into medicine in and of itself is cliché but her UNIQUE perspective of WHY may not be.
- Academic accomplishments can be discussed ONLY if, once again, the perspective is unique and speaks of your son’s character.
Randy Levin has a MA in English and a MFA in Creative Writing. He is a published writer and was a high school English teacher in high achieving North Shore Long Island school districts for close to ten years. He works with students on their college application essays through his company, Persuasive Writing Services. The vast majority of his clients are accepted to the Ivy League or other prestigious colleges.