College application essays scare most of us. Even if you consider yourself a pretty good writer, the thought of cranking out an essay that will determine whether or not you’ll get into college can leave you in a cold sweat. But writing that college application essay doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, you can be yourself -- relaxed and sincere. Keep in mind, though, that there are some things you definitely shouldn’t include in your essay.
collegeessayguy: Revising and editing your college application essays are not the same thing. The above infographic with the helpful mnemonic identifies the key differences. Revising is big-picture (macro); editing is small-picture (micro). (Infographic source: Little Piece of Tape)