A Tutor’s View: How Important are College Application Essays and Personal Statements?

(Huffington Post) by Elizabeth Benedict.

In 2014, Time published an article that shook up college-bound families: “College Application Essays Don’t Matter as Much as You Think.” It was based on research that had just come out in The New Republic challenging the conventional wisdom – that application essays are major determining factors.

Said Time: “You know that beautifully crafted, deeply felt, highly unusual college application essay that you’ve been polishing? It might not make a difference for your college admission chances.”

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