essays too generic?

<p>I've been struggling to write my UC essays. The prompt doesn't seem to leave much room for creativity except for the last prompt, and i was going to use that to explain some C's got in school. Is there anyway i can spice up my essay and not make it sound trite and cliched like the thousands of other essays that the admissions people will read.</p>

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