Thought Process Of A College Admissions Officer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   I sit here reading one essay after another for hours day after day. I'm growing tired and my back is strained from sitting. Each one seems to read the same as the last: "Your school is great because ... and I should be accepted because ..." Although they are possibly all qualified, I'm tired of the same story.

Ah, here's one. Will it be another monotonous essay like the rest? Someone by the name of Rochelle Brenner. She is an athlete, a scholar and involved in numerous extracurricular activities. Who isn't?

What's this - she has a great sense of humor. She has written a unique essay which proves she is outgoing, and while she is obviously dedicated, she has a winning personality. She aspires to be like her idol, Barbara Walters. She wants to attend this school because we can provide an outstanding education and superior experience. At the same time, she will become an involved figure on campus to improve the school. Finally I have found a dynamic essay that truly accentuates the type of person she is.

I have to put this in the Admit box.

Oh, no. Now I have to read more applications. Here's one.

Blah ... blah ... blah. -

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 9 at 3:01 am
i love this so much!
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Jan. 18, 2013 at 12:59 am
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Ladybug123456789 said...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 10:10 am
This is funny lol
Esther V. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 8, 2010 at 10:04 am

this is a really nice piece!

it's great that you make it seem as if the admissions officer is not as high up as applicants think they are; and is in fact just a regular person doing their job, which can be quite boring.

great job!

Ohmii replied...
Mar. 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm
You're watching channel zero with that ***** Barbara Walters.
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