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  • - I possess many important qualities,

  • such as the ability to complete this application three hours before the deadline. (laughs)

  • If people were honest in college application essays

  • - It is completely obvious that I am totally burnt out .

  • - My mom is standing over my shoulder right now,

  • so this has no trace of my real personality.

  • - I'm using words I literally learned a minute ago on Thesaurus.com

  • - I got this opinion off CNN.com.

  • - I'm trying to hide the fact that I'm a privileged white person.

  • - I consider Abraham Lincoln to be my hero

  • because you've heard of him,

  • and this is not a controversial opinion.

  • - I will write anything you want to hear,

  • just so I can get out of this terrible town.

  • - Here's where I pretend like your school is my first and only choice.

  • - You're my safety school

  • but I'm not going to say that.

  • - I'm only applying to college because

  • my parents will kill me if I don't.

  • - I am making myself sound like a serious student,

  • but I'm probably just gonna drink malt liquor for four years.

  • - I'm mentioning how excited I am about your small class size

  • and personalized attention

  • because you mentioned it five times on your website.

  • - Now I will tell you about the one time I visited another country

  • to put a cultured spin on myself.

  • - I did a lot of community service,

  • and by community service, I mean

  • I donated blood once.

  • For cookies!

  • - I live in a rich Jewish neighborhood.

  • Does that count as diversity?

  • - I'm only name-dropping my grandfather 'cause he's an alumni.

  • - If this wasn't a college essay,

  • this would be considered way oversharing.

  • - [Voiceover] I know what it means to suffer.

  • I went through a horrible breakup sophomore year.

  • He's now dating my best friend,

  • so I understand the world.

- I possess many important qualities,

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If People Were Honest In College Application Essays

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