Writing an essay about yourself is not an easy task because you have to be self-critical.
Sometimes universities or colleges require such an article to understand the student’s personalities.
College essays are a clever ploy for universities to get students to rethink who they were, are, and want to be. If you could have anyone living or dead as a dinner guest, who would it be? I got in touch with a part of myself I thought I had lost, exploring my connection to my heritage.
Answering college questions gave me the arsenal and vocabulary I would need to gracefully and eloquently articulate my answers to questions I’d be asked the rest of my life: Where do you see yourself in five years? I understood how different aspects of my life have shaped me to be brave and bold.
I found myself through thousands of drafts, each a different version of me.
If you trust the process, and be honest with yourself, you can find yourself too.
They are indeed a strategy for the admissions officer to get to know you, but that’s not the full story.
What I’ve found is that writing college essays was just as insightful for me as for the admissions officer. Through the process of answering these questions, I crystallized my love of storytelling into words.
I gave thanks to the people whose shoulders I’m standing on today.
I rediscovered how much my parents love me, and how much I love my parents.