College application essays scare most of us. Even if you consider yourself a pretty good writer, the thought of cranking out an essay that will determine whether or not you’ll get into college can leave you in a cold sweat. But writing that college application essay doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, you can be yourself -- relaxed and sincere. Keep in mind, though, that there are some things you definitely shouldn’t include in your essay.
Let me begin by saying I don’t remember one thing about my college application process beyond the many full color university brochures that arrived by mail my senior year and were used as trays to hold my chocolate Poptart.