Spending the summer working on your college application essay? College admissions officers and counselors caution against writing essays that reveal too much (and inappropriate) information about you. After all, your admission essay is supposed to increase your chances that a school will admit you. Yes, you should stand out, but not in a bad, or weird way. And it works against you if your essay shocks the reviewer, or makes them question your emotional stability.
Read more in this Op-Ed by columnist Frank Bruni in the New York Times Sunday Review.