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Unpopular Opinion: Rewriting My College Essay

Dave_BerryDave_Berry 492 replies2801 threadsCC Admissions Expert CC Admissions Expert
"Objectively, using my new position as Commentary Editor to write a personal reflection about my college essay may seem like an extraordinarily narcissistic way to kick off the first issue of the year. But bear with me, because I think I might be onto something.

Five long years ago, I wrote my college admissions essay about overcoming my debilitating childhood shyness to become the leader of four clubs, three extracurriculars, and two sports teams at my private all-girls high school. It was a triumphant story about how I started off kindergarten so shy that my friend used to raise her hand to tell the teacher I had to go to the bathroom and ended with me graduating high school as an unstoppable, fearless leader.

The irony was, as soon as I got to college, none of it was true anymore. Faced with a new environment and new people, I became shy and introverted once again, the exact opposite of the girl I had said I’d become." ...

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