The most time-consuming aspect of the college application process is the essay.
The essay is about how you express your experiences. It is important to use your personal experiences to write powerful essays. The way you write your essay and how you deliver it matters more than what actually occurred in your story.
Just as with all the components of your college applications, your essay does matter, as do the supplemental essays that many colleges will require. It is important that the essays are thoughtful, captivating and well written.
The essays should give college admission counselors a three-dimensional understanding of who you are as a person, student and future attendee. Most competitive universities try to understand the whole person through the various prompts that are presented via the essay questions.