Summertime is Essay Time

August 10, 2011

I agree with Susan:

Susan Warner, an independent college counselor, said she believed an application essay should be about the student, not about an activity.

“Parents always ask, ‘What should my child do this summer to assist in the college application?’ ” Ms. Warner said. “I tell them it’s as significant to scoop ice cream as it is to build houses in a foreign country.”

Read the entire NY Times article : Planning Summer Breaks with An Eye to the Essay.