"The paradox of the overzealous editing of the college essay by many helicopter parents is that they don’t know what a college essay is really about.
It was right there in the last sentence of the first paragraph of Mikey’s college essay. I was supposed to believe this typical high school senior, who had inhabited this planet for a slight 17 years, chose to use the word 'henceforth.' Mikey was a good kid. He worked hard in school. He loved basketball and girls and math.
He had a certain way with words, but “henceforth” wasn’t one of his words." ...