The best personal essays tell the admissions committee something about a student that they wouldn't otherwise pick up from an application, admissions experts say. The strongest pieces not only have great descriptions of people and events, but ultimately explain how those experiences have affected the student.
This powerful anthology collects some of the best personal essays from the poets, novelists and critics who have appeared in the journal's pages.
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And: I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and this process transfers pretty well to other things — songs, for example, follow a structure similar to the one described above (#5). The best personal essays are like songs — start super-specific (verse), then broaden (chorus), then include some more specifics (verse/bridge) before ending with a call to action (final chorus: everyone sings along!)