Regarding the "last two summers" essay...
As I'm sure you're all aware, one of the responses on the Princeton Supplement asks you to
"Please tell us how you have spent the last two summers (or vacations between school years), including any jobs you have held, if not already detailed on the Common Application."
Anyways, I'm having a bit of trouble in approaching this one. My question is: being that I took part in 5 or 6 distinct summer activities throughout the past two summers (and been very involved in each one), should I give each of them equal space within the 2500 allotted characters, or - since I can most likely give sufficient elaboration on 4-5 within the space provided on the activities section of the Common App - use the space to write a more focused, more creative piece regarding only one or two of the activities I spent the most time/effort on, leaving description of the rest for the two lines/activity provided on the CommonApp? In addition, is the latter path even allowed? I would think so, given that any activity listed on the CommonApp is more or less "detailed," but I'm not sure if the admissions office wants applicants to clarify exactly which CommonApp "activities" were "summer activities" by listing all summer activities on the Supplement even if they were mentioned as "activities" on the CommonApp.