do I must write an optional essay for Harvard EA?????

<p>i have written an essay for common apps....but on the supplement it says that if i want to i can write an optional essay.....is this NECESSARY to increase my chance???? or not?? please help....</p>

<p>I would suggest writing it. Especially if you can write a 2nd good essay! If you dont write it, other ppl who do will have an advantage over you, especially if they help describe ec activities and other things! If you can write a well thought out essay, for sure do a second one!</p>