Every fall, thousands of university-bound students spend hours staring at their computer screens, searching for a clever hook to begin their university application essays. Now, a standard part of the admission process, the application essay is often dreaded or feared. But these essays don’t have to be stressful. In fact, they can be fun.
Essays allow admissions officers to gain insight into who you are beyond your transcripts. And it gives you, the student, an opportunity to present a fuller picture of who you are.