College Application Essays

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Featured Application Essay

Columbia University

1 April 1998

Please tell us something about yourself (approx. 500 words).

Like I said, I'm inept. I don't tie my shoelaces. I don't understand seat belts. I can't change tires. I can't cook or fish or dance or sing or act or lie. I don't see how a plane can stay in the air or how it can land. I don't know how to paint or sculpt, and I can't take pictures unless the...

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