Here are 12 of the most notable examples; head on over to Ask Reddit for more. At the same time, though, clearly someone could have used a little Journalism 101. I wouldn't blame these two for using their legacy to help them get a leg up — but relying solely on it like this? Also, shame on the school that let them get away with it.
Oh, and for anyone who's waiting on their acceptance letters? I hope this Redditor is planning on studying creative writing.
”As is wont to happen in an Ask Reddit thread, many — possibly even the majority, although I haven't actually counted them, so do with that what you will — of the responses did not come from their intended source; in this case, we're talking about college admissions officers.
Some of them were submitted by the people who wrote them; others by people who knew the writers in question; and still others have the “a friend of a friend who dated my cousin's best friend” level of remove that can sometimes bring their veracity into question. While we're on the subject, the University of Chicago seems like they've mastered the art of making college applications not boring for the people who actually have to read them.
I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook 30-minute brownies in 20 minutes. When I’m bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.
I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru. I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. I have been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes.This has to be personal yet not too personal and extremely interesting, memorable and engaging.Your college admission essay should supply the admission’s team an basic idea of who you are and really should give them a reason to accept you in their school.I have made extraordinary four course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin.I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.But, I have not yet gone to college.” What do you think about this college essay?Let us know your thoughts by posting a Comment below. Oh, and if you’re a rising high school senior, now is the time when you should be working on your college essays. For one, every single admissions officer — from the ones who are first out of college to the veterans of the departments — will know from where you’re taking inspiration. And while it was a great essay at the time and the writer definitely has a sense of humor, we strongly discourage students from writing essays in this style.I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention.I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently.