Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions Dan Grayson is on the New York Times’ college admissions blog, The Choice, today dishing out advice in a post on what he looks for in an admissions essay.
His tip? Be honest and forceful, and don’t play it safe.
“…The answers to those dangerous questions define who you are. They reflect what you value and how you think, as well as how you will enhance our community and classrooms. You need to be confident and proud enough to stand behind those ideas because if you won’t, why would an admissions officer choose to stand behind you?”