Rachel Toor is a creative writing professor at Eastern Washington University in Spokane. This essay is adapted from her new book, “Write Your Way In: Crafting an Unforgettable College Admissions Essay.”
Practicing lawyers in California must pass the California Bar Exam and be licensed by the State Bar.
A college application gives you a space in which to list your jobs, community involvement and extracurricular activities . Don't use your essay for repeating this information. Redundancy isn't going to impress anyone, and a tedious list of activities isn't going to make a good essay .