Comment of the Day: A Bold Statement for Your Personal Essay

What's the best way to make a statement when applying to a competitive college? Include that old Twitter picture of you firing a rifle, explains Mrs. Beeton. Duh.

Eight years from now, someone in the Sarah Lawrence admissions office will open an envelope, this photo will flutter out, and on the back it will just have the girl's name and the caption "This is my personal essay."

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