Lying in Plain Sight: The New York Times reports that with increasingly lower acceptance rates at competitive universities, coupled with the pressure of putting forth a fantastic application, there is increasing temptation for some students to “embellish.”
In some infrequent cases, it goes beyond simple stretching of the truth; students outright lie in order to impress the Admissions board.
Remember: Everyone’s life is a treasure trove of experiences, hard-learned lessons, and colorful characters. Essays centered around seemingly mundane hobbies, or that develop from anecdotes about family members, can make for enjoyable reading—as long as the student finds an authentic voice that uses the narrative to show the school something above and beyond their stats. So stay true to yourself and enjoy this article:
The New York Times
By Anemona Hartocollis
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