However, just like with any good piece of writing, you need to know your audience.
And in this case, your audience does not think anything about your high school relationship sounds impressive.
The essay is easily one of the most difficult parts of the college application process.
How can someone describe themselves in such a short amount of space, especially when all their accomplishments are listed on the page before and they don’t want to sound repetitive?
Focusing on a moment that changed your life—such as the time you broke your back as a kid in a car crash, or the time your dad told you the family was moving to a different country—can also function well in your college essay.
A good friend of mine in high school had to answer an interesting question for the school where he ended up enrolling.College admission officers have not been in high school for a very long time.They might have been through a divorce or had to support their spouse through the death of one of their parents or children.Naturally, he wrote about the time he slept until five in the evening, ate some ice cream, then went back to sleep. He was really into piano and lacrosse, but he wanted his essay to sound off the beaten path and unique.So rather than talking about one of his passions, he decided to write about something he knew no one else would try…the time he slept all day.Talking about your experience coping with your win or loss will pile you in with every other applicant that the admission officer reads about that day, aka the exact opposite of what you want to happen to you and your beloved essay.A lot like dating a bad boy, this essay tempts you.Unfortunately, there is a really good reason no one else wrote that essay.The same goes for trying to be creative and responding with one word, one sentence, or a poem.The university’s supplemental application asked him to describe one of his quirks.I distinctly recall reading my friend’s essay about him being a storyteller above all else and visibly grinning as my eyes passed over each line, because the essay was just so genuine and true.