SUPER PERSONAL ESSAYS

should be:

SPECIFIC
-sensual imagery
-actual scenes, anecdotes
-detailed description
UNIQUE
-“Don't write an essay that any one
of a thousand other seniors could write...
because they probably did.”
 
PERSONAL
-It's alright to use “I”
-Ask yourself and perhaps a friend,
“Does the real ME come through?”
-entertain AND inform through your own personal style
 
ELIMINATING OF WASTE
-anything that doesn't carry weight (i.e. general, ambiguous and boring filler)
-What's left should be clear, vivid, readable prose.
 
REWRITTEN
-Check mechanics, spelling, rhythm, balance, order.
-Write a final draft and type it neatly.

 

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-Legibility counts.