COLLEGE ESSAYS….Chris Mooney has awards for best and worst college essay questions. I have to agree with him that the folks at university #2 (worst question) are going to get exactly what they deserve when they have to read through the enormous pile of dreck they get back.
Like Chris, I also don’t remember going through quite so much stress over all this when I applied to college. Of course, I only applied to three places, which seems to be a bare minimum these days among the academically talented, and it was three decades ago. So maybe I’ve just forgotten.