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Are my essays to cliche?
I've heard that it's never a good plan to write about travel/mission trips - unfortunately, I only heard so after submitting an essay loosely based on my traveling experience. The essay in question is mostly about what I have learned from two of my family members on either side of my family, ( partially through travel) and I think it was pretty well written. I've traveled quite a bit with one of the aforementioned family members, and this travel was the other family member's dying wish. Through this essay I think I drew some pretty interesting comparisons between my WASPY matriarchal family and poorer, Jewish patriarchal family. Still, I'm having some serious regret. Is this essay too unoriginal? Should I stop using this essay? Should I delete it from the SSAT common app? Thanks in advance for your help.12 replies
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